Second NPWS burn in Bundjalung National Park

Following the successful completion of a hazard reduction burn in Bundjalung National Park on 7 June, a second burn was undertaken on 8 June while conditions remain suitable.

OEH_hazard reduction burn, Jerusalem Creek, Bundjalung National Park, 7 June 2017

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) manager Mark Pittavino said today's burn was also in the Evans Head Air Weapons range with the aim of reducing danger from summer wildfires.

"Today's hazard reduction burn was in the vicinity of yesterday's, approximately 10 kilometres south of Evans Head.

"The conditions were ideal and the NPWS undertakes hazard reduction burns whenever conditions are suitable for these to be carried out safely," Mr Pittavino said.

The NPWS conducts controlled burns for a range of purposes including asset protection, strategic fire control, maintenance of biodiversity and research.

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

They are 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 the NSW Health website or the Asthma Foundation.

More information on hazard reduction activities: NSW Rural Fire Service and the RFS 'Fires near me app'.

Images from yesterday's burn: hazard reduction burn, Bundjalung