Hazard reduction burn in Wollemi National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct a hazard reduction burn in Wollemi National Park on Friday 21 April, weather permitting.

Hazard reduction burn, Wollemi National Park, Ironbark Creek

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Wollemi-Yengo Area Manager Phil Bryant said the planned burn is located in the Baerami Creek area and would treat approximately 3,600 hectares.

'The burn may extend into Saturday, and an adjacent second hazard reduction may be implemented on Sunday or Monday, weather permitting,' Mr Bryant said.

Mr Bryant said the hazard reduction operation was taking advantage of favourable forecast weather to reduce fuel loads in the area.

NPWS crews will be assisted by the NSW Rural Fire Service.

The Wilpen North hazard reduction area is 19 km southwest of Sandy Hollow, adjacent to Baerami Creek Road.

This small section of Wollemi National Park will be closed during the burning operation. Visitors should check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information.

Smoke may be visible in the Merriwa, Baerami Valley, Widden Valley and out toward Goulburn River National Park.

Anyone vulnerable to smoke is encouraged to remain indoors and keep doors and windows closed to reduce any possible exposure.

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.