Hazard reduction burn Chain Valley Bay

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), is conducting a hazard reduction burn in Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area, at Chain Valley Bay on Monday, 16 August 2021.

Fire personnel conducting hazard reduction burn

The small burn will improve safety for neighbours to the south adjacent to Chain Valley Bay Road and Ingenia Lifestyle Village to the north, reducing risk from summer bushfires.

Fire crews will be working on local roads during the burn as well as during mop-up and patrol over subsequent days and traffic controllers may be in place.

Motorists are reminded to use caution and drive to conditions on roads in the area.

The burn aims to provide fuel reduced zones to help protect the park, neighbours and the community.

All burns across New South Wales will continue to be coordinated with the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to ensure the impact on the community, including from smoke, are assessed at a regional level.

Details on specific burns will be made available in advance on the Rural Fire Service website, 'Fires Near Me' app, and on the NPWS Alerts website.

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

For up to date information on these, and other, planned hazard reduction activities, visit the Rural Fire Service.