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Hazard Reductions

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

For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit the NSW Health website or the Asthma Foundation.

Hazard Reduction Advisory for 23rd March 2017 to 31st March 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
26/03/2017 to 26/03/2017 Snowy Valleys Corner Of Lyne Street and Batlow Road, Tumbarumba Private Rural Fire Service
28/03/2017 to 07/04/2017 Mid-Coast Baxters Ridge Road, Giro State Forest Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/03/2017 to 07/04/2017 Mid-Coast Bulga State Forest & Biriwal Bulga National Park Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/03/2017 to 07/04/2017 Kempsey Carrai State Forest,Carrai Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/03/2017 to 07/04/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Kippara State Forest, Rollands Plains Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/03/2017 to 07/04/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Kippara State Forest, Upper Rollands Plains Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/03/2017 to 07/04/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Hastings Forest Way, Bril Bril Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/03/2017 to 07/04/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Inlet Road, Mount Boss State Forest Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/03/2017 to 07/04/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Coordinates: 0,-0.0125, near Forbes River Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/03/2017 to 07/04/2017 Walcha Enfield State Forest, Yarrowitch Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/03/2017 to 07/04/2017 Walcha Riamukka State Forest, Yarrowitch Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/03/2017 to 29/03/2017 Maitland Maitland Vale Road, Maitland Vale Private Private
30/03/2017 to 30/03/2017 Weddin Warrumba Range, Conimbla National Park, Grenfell NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service