Hazard reduction burn in Werakata National Park today
Media release: 4 September 2012
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a hazard reduction burn in Werakata National Park today.
The 120 hectare burn is being conducted near Cessnock on the corner of Old Maitland Road and Ironbark Road.
NPWS Area Manager Grahame Smith said the low intensity burn is being undertaken to reduce fuel loads in the area and consolidate earlier burns.
“There won’t be any closures to the public but smoke may be visible from Cessnock and Abermain,” Mr Smith said.
The HR burn is one of many being undertaken across NSW as conditions allow.
Hazard reduction burns are one of the many effective fire management tools used by fire fighters. Ongoing fire fighter training, cyclical fire trail maintenance, equipment upgrades and community education are all important elements of preparation for any fire season.
For more information on planned hazard reduction burns, visit the Rural Fire Service website: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.
Contact: Emma Petersen
Page last updated: 04 September 2012