Hazard reduction planned for Wool Road, Vincentia

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning to conduct a small but important hazard reduction burn in Wool Road, Vincentia on Thursday 26 July, weather permitting.

Hazard reduction burns help lessen the threat of bushfires

NPWS Shoalhaven Area Manager Melinda Norton said the burn is essential to manage forest fuel levels near residential areas, reducing risk of wildfire spreading during the bushfire season.

“The 3 hectare burn, is expected to burn actively for a full day with a couple of additional days for clean up,” Ms Norton said.

“Public access to the burn area and surrounding fire trails will be closed for the duration of the burn to ensure the public’s safety.

“We are expecting traffic in the area to be impacted with fire trucks operating in the area.

“Motorists are reminded to drive to conditions and observe any warning signs or directions from fire crews and traffic controllers.

“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.”

This burn is part of the Statewide hazard reduction program undertaken by NPWS across NSW each year, many with assistance from the Forests Corporation, Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW.

This hazard reduction program is part of the NSW Government’s $76 million package over 6 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.