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 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 13/07/2018||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|