Hazard reduction burn in Curracabundi National Park

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a hazard reduction burn 55 km north-west of Gloucester in Curracabundi National Park beginning on Friday 2 June.

Personnel conducting hazard reduction burn

The burn will treat 560 hectares of bushland in the central section of Curracabundi National Park, reducing naturally accumulated fuel loads to protect neighbouring rural properties in the event of a wildfire.

The hazard reduction burn will also help to promote biodiversity in the park and protect habitat for the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby, which lies within a declared Asset of Intergenerational Significance. 

Smoke may be visible in the area, including in the localities of Curricabark, Bretti and the Thunderbolts Way. 

People vulnerable to smoke are encouraged to remain indoors if necessary and keep their doors and windows closed to reduce exposure.

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

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

All burns around the state are coordinated with the NSW Rural Fire Service to ensure the impact on the community is assessed at a regional level.

People with known health conditions can sign up to receive air quality reports, forecasts and alerts via email or SMS from the Department of Planning and Environment.

For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit the NSW Health website or Asthma Australia.

More information on hazard reduction activities is available at NSW Rural Fire Service and the NSW Government Hazards Near Me website and app.