Hazard reduction burn in Timmallallie National Park

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning a hazard reduction burn in the Bugaldie area from today, Monday 23 April.

Fire personnel conducting hazard reduction burn

NPWS Castlereagh Area Manager John Whittall said the low intensity burn will be undertaken to reduce risk of fire spreading during the bushfire season. 

“The 386-hectare burn in Timmallallie National Park, located near Bugaldie between Baradine and Coonabarabran, will start on the morning of Monday 23 April, weather permitting,” Mr Whittall said.

“The burn is expected to run until Wednesday 25 April. Smoke from this burn could be visible over a wide area and Coonabarabran Road may be affected by smoke. Motorists are reminded to drive to conditions and observe any warning signs or directions from fire crews.

“Residents are advised to keep doors and windows closed in the event of smoky conditions.

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

“NPWS is planning numerous hazard reduction burns across the Northern Inland region during autumn 2018,” Mr Whittall said.

The Northern Inland hazard reduction program is part of the State-wide hazard reduction program undertaken by NPWS across NSW each year, many with assistance from the Forestry Corporation, Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW.

This hazard reduction program is part of the NSW Government’s $76 million package over six 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.