Hazard reduction burn for Myall Lakes National Park

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) are planning a hazard reduction burn in Myall Lakes National Park, at Seal Rocks Village, Saturday 29 August, to reduce the summer bushfire risk.

Drip torch lighting up from control line hazard reduction burn

The purpose of the 81 hectares burn, adjacent to Seal Rocks Village, is to provide protection for the village and camping areas as well as the conservation values of the Park.

Residents are reminded of potential smoke impacts on Seal Rocks Village and to take precautions including closing doors and windows.

Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse and Lighthouse Beach will be closed for the duration of the burn.

The NPWS hazard reduction program for 2020 is focussed on essential burns to protect park neighbours, assets or significant habitat to ensure ongoing recovery of the wildlife impacted by the summer bushfires.

All burns across NSW will continue to be coordinated with the 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 NPWS Alerts website.

All hazard reduction burns over 50 hectares will be assessed by the NSW RFS in conjunction with NSW Health as required to ensure smoke impacts are minimised.

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.