Hazard reduction burn in Glenrock

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning hazard reduction burn in Glenrock State Conservation Area on Friday 20 May 2016.

Hazard reduction burn

NPWS Regional Manager Geoff Luscombe said the low intensity burn is being undertaken to reduce fuel loads in the area and consolidate earlier burns.

"The burn will take place adjacent to Burwood Road in Glenrock, near the Fernleigh Track," Mr Luscombe said.

"It will commence approximately 10am, with crews continuing for the remainder of the weekend, weather permitting," he said.

"Smoke from the burn may impact on the suburbs of Dudley and Whitebridge and we thank our neighbours for their understanding," said Mr Luscombe.

"Burwood Road, Kahiba/Whitebridge and Scout camp road will be closed for the duration of the burn.

"The Fernleigh track will also have traffic controllers in place to monitor bike riders and pedestrians on the perimeter of the burn. It may need to be closed if smoke reduces visibility.

"People with asthma or those more susceptible to respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area or stay indoors," Mr Luscombe said.

NPWS crews will be assisted by NSW Fire Brigade.

This burn is part of hazard reduction operations undertaken by NPWS across NSW each year, many with assistance from the Rural Fire Service (RFS).

This work is occurring under the NSW Government's $76 million package, over six years, to boost bushfire preparedness and double hazard reduction in the state's national parks, where conditions allow.

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

For more information on hazard reduction activities visit the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Fires Near Me website or download the RFS Fires Near Me Mobile App.

Contact: Lawrence Orel