Hazard reduction burn in Mulgoa Nature Reserve

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), assisted by the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire Rescue NSW (FRNSW) will be conducting 2 hazard reduction burns in Mulgoa Nature Reserve, near Glenmore Park, in Sydney's west 21 September.

NPWS hazard reduction burn

The Regentville South and Blackthorn hazard reduction burns will help protect the local environment, historic assets and the local community in the north and east of the reserve.

Smoke may affect the area and people with asthma or other respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area or stay indoors, close windows and doors, and follow their health plan.

People with known health conditions should sign up to get air quality reports, forecasts and alerts via email or SMS and check the RFS website for advice and for regular updates on planned burns.

This burn is one of many hazard reduction operations undertaken by NPWS across New South Wales each year, many with assistance from the RFS and Fire and Rescue NSW.

These hazard reduction burns are essential to reduce bushfire fuel loads to help protect the parks, neighbours and communities from summer bushfires.

The NPWS conducts controlled burns for a range of purposes, including asset protection, strategic fire control, maintenance of biodiversity and research.

More information on hazard reduction activities is available at: NSW Rural Fire Service and the RFS 'Fires Near Me' website and app.

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