Hazard reduction burn for Munmorah State Conservation Area

The National Parks and Wildlife Service, assisted by the Rural Fire Service, will be conducting a hazard reduction burn in Munmorah State Conservation Area, near Frazer Beach tomorrow, Wednesday, 23 November 2022.

National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel dressed in protective clothing undertakes hazard reduction burning

Fire crews will be conducting the Frazer beach South hazard reduction burn over 2 days as part of a coordinated hazard reduction program in Munmorah State Conservation Area.

Sections of the coastal walking track will be closed for the duration of burn operations. Road closures for the duration of the burn include Wybung Road, Frazer Beach and a section of Campbell Drive.

Smoke may affect the area and people with asthma or other respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area.

People with known health conditions should sign up to get air quality reports, forecasts and alerts via email or SMS and check the RFS website for advice and for regular updates on planned burns.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts controlled burns for a range of purposes, including asset protection, strategic fire control, maintenance of biodiversity and research.

Regular monitoring of weather and fire-ground conditions, enables the NPWS to adjust planning leading up to and immediately prior to commencement of every burn which may require rescheduling burns as required.

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

These hazard reduction burns are essential to reduce bushfire fuel loads to help protect the parks, neighbours and communities from summer bushfires.

More information on hazard reduction activities is available from the NSW Rural Fire Service and on the RFS 'Fires Near Me' website and app.

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