Hazard reduction is just one way of preparing for bush fires – it doesn't remove the threat of fire, and it doesn't remove the need for you and your family to be prepared.
There are different types of hazard reduction including controlled burning, mechanical clearing like slashing undergrowth, or even reducing the ground fuel by hand.
You can see a list of planned hazard reduction burns below. This list may change at short notice depending on the weather at the time.
If there is a hazard reduction burn planned for your area, take the following steps:
- Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering homes
- Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns
- Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage
- Remove washing from clotheslines
- Ensure pets have a protected area
- Vehicles must slow down, keep windows up, turn headlights on
- Sightseers must keep away from burns for their own safety
- If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities if smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice
Hazard Reduction Advisory for 21st September 2017 to 29th September 2017
The following hazard reduction burns are planned by NSW land managers (such as National Parks and Wildlife Service, Forestry Corporation NSW, Crown Lands and Local Government Authorities) and fire agencies (NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW) over coming days, weather permitting.
|Due datesort||LGA||Location||Tenure||HR by|
|21/09/2017 to 21/09/2017||Willoughby||Bushland adjacent to Melrose St, Lane Cove North||Local Government Authority||Local Government Authority|
|22/09/2017 to 22/09/2017||Temora||Springdam Road, Springdale||Local Government Authority||Rural Fire Service|
|22/09/2017 to 23/09/2017||Moree Plains||Bushland north of Gwydir Street and south of Chinamans Lane, Moree||Local Government Authority||Rural Fire Service|
|22/09/2017 to 23/09/2017||Wingecarribee||West of Redhills Road, Fitzroy Falls||Private||Rural Fire Service|
|23/09/2017 to 23/09/2017||Moree Plains||West of Carnarvon Highway, Ashley||Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)||Rural Fire Service|
|23/09/2017 to 23/09/2017||Port Stephens||West of Brocklesby Road, Medowie||Private||Rural Fire Service|
|23/09/2017 to 23/09/2017||Wollondilly||Bushland west of Ruddocks Road, Lakesland||Private||Rural Fire Service|
|23/09/2017 to 23/09/2017||Wollondilly||Bushland between Almond Street and Camden Street, Wilton||Private||Rural Fire Service|
|23/09/2017 to 23/09/2017||Wollondilly||North of Russell Lane, Oakdale||Private||Rural Fire Service|
|23/09/2017 to 24/09/2017||Lockhart||East of Carson Road, The Rock||Local Government Authority||Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service|
|26/09/2017 to 27/09/2017||Wollondilly||Bushland south of Wilton Road, Broughton Pass, Wilton||Catchment Authority||Catchment Authority|
|28/09/2017 to 28/09/2017||Cootamundra-Gundagai||Rail corridor between Frampton and Cootamundra||Australian Rail Track Corporation||Private, Rural Fire Service|
|28/09/2017 to 28/09/2017||Central Coast||Peter Clifford Reserve between Shelly Beach Road, Kirrang Street , Earl Street and Yakalla Street, Shelly Beach||Local Government Authority||Fire & Rescue NSW|
|29/09/2017 to 29/09/2017||Bland||Bushland north of Pine Street and West of Rankins Springs Road, North Naradhan||Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)||Private|
|29/09/2017 to 29/09/2017||Hornsby||Bushland north west of Kentia Parade, Forester Crescent and Carmen Crescent, Cherrybrook||Local Government Authority||Rural Fire Service|