Hazard Reduction burn in Bamarang Nature Reserve

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a hazard reduction burn in Bamarang Nature Reserve, four kilometres west of Nowra, on Wednesday 30 November 2022.

Hazard reduction burn in Abercrombie River National Park

NPWS Team Leader Julieanne Doyle said the purpose of the burn is to reduce naturally accumulated fuel loads to protect nearby private properties and businesses.

"We're taking advantage of the forecast favourable conditions and conduct a 27-hectare burn along the north-west corner of Yalwal Road, where it intersects Longreach Road," Ms Doyle said.

"Weather conditions and fuel moisture must be within certain parameters for the burn to be safe and to achieve its objectives.

"Weather permitting, the burn will begin at around 10am on Wednesday, with further burning, mop up and patrol continuing on Thursday.

"Sections of Yalwal and Longreach Roads will be closed for the duration of the burn with traffic control in place.

"People are reminded to exercise caution and follow directions of NPWS crews when driving in the area.

"NPWS crews of professionally trained fire fighters will work alongside Rural Fire Service crews for the duration of the burn.

"If you are vulnerable to smoke, we encourage you to stay indoors and keep your doors and windows closed to reduce exposure.

"This burn is one of the many that NPWS is conducting in national parks in the South Coast region during spring," said Ms Doyle.

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

All burns across NSW will continue being coordinated with the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to ensure the impact on the community is assessed at a regional level.

For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit the NSW Health website or the Asthma Foundation. For more information on hazard reduction activities visit the Rural Fire Service or download the RFS 'Fires Near Me' app.