Hazard Reduction burn in Bugong National Park

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning a hazard reduction burn in the Bugong Road section of Bugong National Park, on Friday 24 May, weather permitting.

Chipmill hazard reduction burns

NPWS Team Leader Melinda Norton said the 105 hectare burn is west of Bugong Road and north of Abernethys Road.

"This burn will help limit the potential spread of wildfire to surrounding private properties," Ms Norton said.

"It is due to begin at about 10am and motorists are reminded to drive to conditions and observe and warning signs or directions from fire crews".

"Public access to these areas will be restricted during the burning operations.

"Smoke from the burn program may be visible in Nowra and Kangaroo Valley areas for several days.

"We thank our neighbours for their understanding".

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

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 6 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.