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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 21st July 2016 to 29th July 2016

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
21/07/2016 to 24/07/2016 Kempsey Airport Road, Aldavilla Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
21/07/2016 to 26/07/2016 Nambucca PTC Road, Yarriabini National Park, Eungai Creek NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
21/07/2016 to 29/07/2016 Eurobodalla Box Cutting Road, North West of Narooma Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
22/07/2016 to 22/07/2016 Lismore Johnston Road, Clunes Private Private
23/07/2016 to 23/07/2016 Lismore Cawongla Road, Larnook Private Private, Rural Fire Service
23/07/2016 to 24/07/2016 Singleton River Oaks Vineyard Milbrodale Road, Broke Private Rural Fire Service
24/07/2016 to 24/07/2016 Coffs Harbour Darkum Road, Mullaway Private Private, Rural Fire Service
25/07/2016 to 02/08/2016 Bega Valley Stanley Creek Road, West of Princes Highway, Kiah Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
25/07/2016 to 29/07/2016 Shoalhaven South Of Middle Ridge Rd, Firebreak Road, Brooman Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
25/07/2016 to 31/07/2016 Wingecarribee Oldbury Street, Berrima Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
26/07/2016 to 26/07/2016 Kempsey Kawana Lane, Barraganyatti Private Rural Fire Service
26/07/2016 to 26/07/2016 Kyogle Hootons Road, Bonalbo Private Private