Further hazard reduction burns in Morton National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will continue undertaking hazard reduction burning in Morton National Park from Saturday 3 December, weather permitting.

3 national parks personnel undertaking hazard reduction burning, Morton National Park

Saturday’s burn will build on last week’s hazard reduction activities in the area. Once the burn is complete, a combined 17 hectares of bushland on the southern edge of Fitzroy Falls village will be treated.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce naturally accumulated fuel loads in the park to help protect private properties and businesses in the Fitzroy Falls area in the event of a wild fire.

The West Rim walking tracks and the Redhills fire trail will be closed for the duration of the burns. Tracks and trails will be reopened once the area is assessed as safe.

Smoke may be visible in the area and motorists should use caution when driving on Nowra Road.

People who are vulnerable to smoke are encouraged to remain indoors and keep their doors and windows closed to reduce exposure.

Hazard reduction burns are essential to reduce bushfire fuel loads to help protect the parks, neighbours and communities from future bushfires.

This burn is one of the many that National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting in national parks across the South Coast region during summer.

All burns around the state will continue being coordinated with the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to ensure the impact on the community is assessed at a regional level.

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