Hazard Reduction burn in Blue Mountains National Park, Kanangra Boyd National Park and Yerranderie Regional Park

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning a hazard reduction burn in the Blue Mountains National Park, Kanangra-Boyd National Park and Yerranderie Regional Park, today 23rd April.

NPWS area manager Angela Lonergan said the ridgetop burn aims to stop wildfire spreading to the east and affecting wilderness values of the area.

“The aim of the Kowmung Mountain burn is to limit the potential spread of wildfire across the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area,” Ms Lonergan said

“It will also help protect Yerranderie from north west wind driving wildfire up and out of the Kowmung corridor.

“The burn is due to begin at about midday.

“The NPWS will take every opportunity to continue its hazard reduction program year-round,” Ms Lonergan said.

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.

More information on hazard reduction activities visit the Rural Fire Service and the Rural Fire Service “Fires near me” App.

Images for media: OEH Flickr: Hazard reduction burn Kowmung Mt, Blue Mountains National Park