Hazard reduction burn in Columbey National Park

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a hazard reduction burn in Columbey National Park on Wednesday 9 August 2017 near Clarencetown.

NPWS fire fighters undertake hazard reduction burn at Minnie Waters, Yuraygir National Park

NPWS Area Manager Anthony Signor said this is part of an ongoing fire management strategy which aims to protect lives, property and the biodiversity of the Park.

"The 63 hectare burn will take place on Wednesday 9th August," Mr Signor said.

"The burn will take place over one day, commencing at approximately 12pm on Wednesday with crews patrolling through to Thursday, weather permitting.

Smoke may affect Clarencetown Road. Drivers should take care and drive to conditions.

People with asthma or who are susceptible to respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area or stay indoors.

This burn is one of many hazard reduction operations undertaken by NPWS across NSW each year, many with the assistance of the NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW.

This hazard reduction burn is part of the NSW Governments $76 million package over six years to boost bushfire preparedness and double hazard reduction in the Sate's national parks, where conditions allow.

For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit NSW Health or the Asthma Foundation.

For more information on hazard reduction activities, visit the Rural Fire Service www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and the Rural Fire Service "Fires near me" App.