Hazard reduction burn in Medowie State Conservation Area

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a hazard reduction burn in Medowie State Conservation Area on Wednesday 9 August 2017 near Medowie.

Park Air 3 working on the Woronora SFAZ Hazard Reduction burn in Heathcote National Park

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

"The 52 hectare burn will take place on Wednesday 9th August," Mr Bond said.

"The burn will take place over one day, commencing at approximately 1000am on Wednesday with crews patrolling through to Thursday, weather permitting.

Smoke may affect Ringwood Road, Medowie. 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 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 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.