Hazard reduction in Guy Fawkes River National Park

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is carrying out a large hazard reduction burn in Guy Fawkes River National Park adjoining Marengo over 3 days from 12 July, weather permitting.

Backburn hazard reduction fire personnel using drip torch to light up in Guy Fawkes River National Park

The burn will be about 5,000 hectares and 15 km long and may be visible from the Waterfall Way and Armidale Road.

The burn, comprising ground and aerial ignition aims to introduce low intensity fire create a large area of reduced fuels on the western edge of private property and Guy Fawkes River National Park between the Guy Fawkes River and the escarpment.

Smoke may be visible in the localities of Ebor and Guyra.

All NPWS hazard reduction burns 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 NSW Health or Asthma Australia.

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