More hazard reduction burns for south-western Sydney

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), in conjunction with Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) and the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), is planning more hazard reduction burns in south western Sydney Sunday March 10, 2024.

Controlled Burn by National Parks and Wildlife Service and NSW Rural Fire Service, fire and Rescue NSW. Andrew Smith.

One is at William Howe Regional Park, Narellan Vale, near Mount Annan.

Another is at Edmondson Regional Park, Denham Court, near Ingleburn.

The purpose of these hazard reduction burns is to reduce bush fire fuel levels and provide protection to local community assets.

Walking tracks and management (fire) trails will be closed during the hazard reduction operations, and will re-opened once safety assessments have been completed.

Motorists in surrounding areas are reminded to beware of potential smoke hazard and drive to conditions and obey any traffic control that may be in place.

Smoke from the burn program may be visible and may also be evident in local communities depending on wind direction.

People with asthma or those who are susceptible to respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area or stay indoors.

The NPWS hazard reduction program for 2024 is focused on essential burns to protect both park neighbours, assets and park values.

All burns across NSW will continue to be coordinated with the RFS and FRNSW 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, 'Hazards Near Me' app, and on NPWS Alerts website.

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.