Hazard reduction burn in Bouddi National Park

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in conjunction with the Rural Fire Service is planning a hazard reduction burn in Bouddi National Park on Friday 23 April 2021.

Fire hazard reduction burn

NPWS Central Coast Area Manager Steve Atkins said the 8.1-hectare burn will take place between Killcare and Putty Beach.

“The burn is in a strategic location to reduce fuel loads and reduce the risk of wildfire impacting on residential properties in Killcare Heights and Putty Beach Campground infrastructure,” said Mr Atkins.

“There may be smoke impacts for residents in Macdonald Street and Jacqueline Avenue, Killcare Heights. If you are a resident that is vulnerable to smoke, we encourage you to stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed to reduce exposure.

“We also recommend that residents remove washing from outdoor clotheslines and ensure pets have a protected area.

“Putty Beach Drive will be closed to vehicles during the operation. Motorists are reminded to use caution and drive to conditions,” said Mr Atkins.

The low-intensity hazard reduction burn will also regenerate plant communities in Bouddi National Park to provide and protect habitat for the vulnerable Spotted-tailed Quoll and the Eastern long-eared Bat.

All burns across NSW will continue to be coordinated with the NSW Rural Fire Service (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.

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 website