Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park hazard reduction burn

A hazard reduction burn is being undertaken in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park today 23 April.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park hazard reduction burn

The small burn-off of woody debris, stockpiled from routine vegetation maintenance works around the Park, is adjacent to Deadmans Trail, west of Mount Colah.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking the burn to reduce bushfire risk to neighbours and local communities.

The NPWS hazard reduction program for 2020 is focussed on essential burns to protect park neighbours, assets or significant habitat to ensure ongoing recovery of the wildlife impacted by the summer bushfires.

Undertaking burns when conditions are right to ensure they are safe and effective is an important part of managing the potential risk of bushfire to communities and the environment before next summer.

This work also provides firefighters safe zones and access where they can defend properties, should a bushfire occur.

All burns across New South Wales will continue to be coordinated with the RFS to ensure the impact on the community, including from smoke, are assessed at a regional level. Details on specific burns will be made available in advance on the Rural Fire Service website, 'Fires Near Me' app, and on NPWS Alerts website.

All hazard reduction burns over 50 hectares will be assessed by the NSW RFS in conjunction with NSW Health as required to ensure smoke impacts are minimised.

For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit NSW Health or the Asthma Foundation.

For up to date information on these, and other, planned hazard reduction activities, visit the Rural Fire Service.