Hazard reduction burn in Bouddi National Park

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning a one day hazard reduction burn tomorrow south of MacMasters Beach in Bouddi National Park in an effort to reduce fuel loads.

Fire hazard reduction

NPWS Area Manager, Stephen Atkins, said the aim of the burn is to limit the intensity of any wildfire that may enter the area during the hotter months.

"The burn will take place south of Little Beach, bounded by Old Quarry Trail, The Scenic Road and behind properties off Bombi Road North and South," Mr Atkins said.

"The plan is to start the burn around 9 am Wednesday with crews continuing to monitor the low intensity fire into the evening.

"Smoke from the burn may impact on the area and motorists are warned to take care and drive to conditions especially along The Scenic Road," Mr Atkins said.

Traffic control will be in place on The Scenic Road for the duration of the burn. Minor delays are expected.

People with asthma or who are susceptible to respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area or stay indoors.

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

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

This work is occurring under the NSW Government's $76 million package, over 6 years, to boost bushfire preparedness and double hazard reduction in the state's national parks, where conditions allow.

Hazard reduction burns are one of the many effective fire management tools used by fire-fighters. Ongoing fire-fighter training, cyclical fire trail maintenance, equipment upgrades and community education are all important elements of preparation for any fire season.

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