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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 14th June 2018 to 22nd June 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
16/06/2018 to 16/06/2018 Wollondilly West of Ruddocks Road near Alice Lane, Lakesland Private Rural Fire Service 10 ha
17/06/2018 to 17/06/2018 Campbelltown Katanna Road north east of the intersection with Fairburn Road, Wedderburn Private Private, Rural Fire Service 1 ha
17/06/2018 to 21/06/2018 Dubbo Geurie Tip on Comobella Road north east of the racecourse, Geurie Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service 17 ha
18/06/2018 to 22/06/2018 Bega Valley East Boyd State Forest near the intersection of Edrom Road and the Princes Highway, Mogo Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW 1210 ha
18/06/2018 to 22/06/2018 Eurobodalla Mogo State Forest east of the township, Mogo Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW 368 ha
19/06/2018 to 30/06/2018 Clarence Valley Chaelundi National Park, Clouds Creek National Parks and Wildlife Service National Parks and Wildlife Service 910 ha
20/06/2018 to 20/06/2018 Coffs Harbour Boambee Headland east of First Avenue, Sawtell Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW 1 ha
21/06/2018 to 24/06/2018 Tamworth Dungowan Catchment area on Dungowan Dam Road, Ogunbil Local Government Authority Local Government Authority 2891 ha
22/06/2018 to 28/06/2018 Tamworth The Bundarra Stock Route along Bundarra Road, Bundarra Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private, Rural Fire Service 37 ha