Hazard reduction burn at Ben Halls Gap National Park

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) is conducting a hazard reduction burn near Nundle in Ben Halls Gap National Park, today Monday 4 March 2019.

Hazard reduction burns help lessen the threat of bushfires

The burn from along Tree Fern, Tobacco and Ben Halls trails in the remote park is expected to generate considerable smoke which will be visible for some distance.

NPWS firefighters will continue to patrol the burn area until it's deemed safe.

The NPWS will take every opportunity to continue its hazard reduction program year-round.

These burns are some of the 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 and the Rural Fire Service 'Fires near me' App.