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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 12th July 2018 to 20th July 2018

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 Size
09/07/2018 to 16/07/2018 Clarence Valley Chaelundi State Forest, Dalmorton Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW 2040 ha
09/07/2018 to 19/07/2018 Bega Valley East Boyd State Forest near Wonboyn Road and the Princes Highway, Eden Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW 60 ha
09/07/2018 to 19/07/2018 Eurobodalla Bodalla State Forest, Dalmeny Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW 120 ha
10/07/2018 to 13/07/2018 Glen Innes Severn Barool Nature Reserve north east of Bald Knob, Deepwater NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 3811 ha
10/07/2018 to 13/07/2018 Warrumbungle Coonabarabran High School on John Street, Coonabarabran Local Government Authority Private, Rural Fire Service 14 ha
10/07/2018 to 13/07/2018 Clarence Valley Chaelundi National Park at the Doon Goonge campground, Nymboida NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 88 ha
11/07/2018 to 21/07/2018 Bega Valley Yambulla State Forest near Broadaxe Road, Yambulla Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW 135 ha
11/07/2018 to 14/07/2018 Tenterfield Bolivia Hill Nature Reserve north east of Deepwater NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 201 ha
11/07/2018 to 16/07/2018 Glen Innes Severn Barool Nature Reserve east of Bald Knob, Deepwater NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 2111 ha
11/07/2018 to 18/07/2018 Bega Valley Bournda National Park, east of North Tura Road and Widgeram Road, Merimbula NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 89 ha
12/07/2018 to 14/07/2018 Wollondilly Cataract Dam at Baden Powell Drive south west of Appin Road, Appin Catchment Authority Catchment Authority 1 ha
14/07/2018 to 14/07/2018 Snowy Monaro Cooma North, Cooma Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service, Fire & Rescue NSW 7 ha
14/07/2018 to 16/07/2018 Clarence Valley Reilleys Lane north of Glenugie Creek, Glenugie Private Private, Rural Fire Service 1 ha
15/07/2018 to 15/07/2018 Richmond Valley Bruxner Highway west of Hotham Street, Casino Private Rural Fire Service 1 ha
15/07/2018 to 15/07/2019 Richmond Valley Naughtons Gap Road, Casino Private Private, Rural Fire Service 42 ha
17/07/2018 to 20/07/2018 Walcha Oxley Wild Rivers National Park on the Table Top Trail, Hillgrove NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 1005 ha
17/07/2018 to 20/07/2018 Walcha Oxley Wild Rivers National Park on the Dourallie Trail, Hillgrove NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 1019 ha
19/07/2018 to 26/07/2018 Tamworth Locks Lane between Ebsworth Street and Scott Road, South Tamworth Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service 1 ha
20/07/2018 to 22/07/2018 Byron Fowlers Lane west of the Hinterland Highway, Bangalow Private Private, Rural Fire Service 1 ha