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 16th November 2017 to 24th November 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||Size|
|16/11/2017 to 16/11/2017||Campbelltown||St Davids Road between St James Road and St Andrews Road, Varroville||Local Government Authority||Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service||4 ha|
|16/11/2017 to 16/11/2017||Clarence Valley||Orara Way west of Bonnie Place, Kremnos||Private||Rural Fire Service||7 ha|
|16/11/2017 to 16/11/2017||Clarence Valley||South of Kungala Road near Alison Road, Halfway Creek||Private||Rural Fire Service||1 ha|
|16/11/2017 to 16/11/2017||Clarence Valley||South west of the intersection of Browns Road and Kungala Road, Halfway Creek||Private||Rural Fire Service||2 ha|
|16/11/2017 to 16/11/2017||Wingecarribee||Mount Alexandra Reserve between Pioneer Street, Victoria Street and Arthur Street, Mittagong||Local Government Authority||Fire & Rescue NSW||1 ha|
|16/11/2017 to 17/11/2017||Shoalhaven||McGuire Way between the Princes Highway, Tomerong Street and William Bryce Road, Tomerong||Private||Rural Fire Service||12 ha|
|17/11/2017 to 17/11/2017||Upper Hunter||Hunter Road east of Callemandah Road near Splitters Creek, Tomalla||Private||Rural Fire Service||508 ha|
|17/11/2017 to 19/11/2017||Shoalhaven||Hancocks Creek Road near Bollerang Road, Wandandian||Private||Private||29 ha|
|18/11/2017 to 18/11/2017||Clarence Valley||Burragan Road near Jacana Lane, Coutts Crossing||Private||Rural Fire Service||0 ha|
|18/11/2017 to 19/11/2017||Clarence Valley||Shannondale Road between Boiling Creek and Shannon Creek, Shannondale||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service||0 ha|
|19/11/2017 to 19/11/2017||Clarence Valley||North of the Gwydir Highway between Hillview Drive and Mulligan Drive, Waterview Heights||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service||11 ha|