Hazard reduction burn underway in Bomaderry Creek Regional Park

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in cooperation with the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) will undertake a joint hazard reduction burn in Bomaderry Creek Regional Park, Wednesday 28 April.

Georges River National Park hazard reduction burn

NPWS South Branch Director Kane Weeks said the proposed 10-hectare burn will take place in a strategic fire advantage zone.

"The aim of the burn is to reduce the volume of naturally accumulated fuels in the reserve," Mr Weeks said.

"Reducing the volume of fuels in this part of the reserve, directly adjacent to homes on Illaroo and West Cambewarra Roads, will help to limit the intensity and rate of spread of any wildfire that may occur.

"Fire crews continue to take advantage of favourable conditions in the region this past fortnight and NPWS are progressing their autumn hazard reduction program ahead of the next bushfire season," said Mr Weeks.

During the burn parts of Illaroo Road and West Cambewarra Road will be closed and motorists must adhere to all safety signage and directions from fire crews.

This burn may produce smoke that will be visible to nearby communities and particularly to neighbouring residents.

Smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning can affect some people more than others.

NSW Health reminds people that children, older adults and those with heart and lung conditions are most susceptible to the effects of air pollution and excessive smoke.

If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities if smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice.

This burn is one of 12 hazard reduction burns NPWS has planned for the Shoalhaven area this autumn, and one of the many burns undertaken by NPWS across NSW each year.

For more information on hazard reduction activities visit the Rural Fire Service and their 'Fires Near Me' app.