Hazard reduction burn for Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Fire and Rescue NSW completed a hazard reduction burn Friday 24 April in Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area (SCA), east of Morrisset.

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area, hazard reduction burn

The burn, south of Eucalyptus Drive, and west of Morisset fire trails, took advantage of fine weather, mild temperatures and light winds to deliver a slow-moving low intensity mosaic burn.

The NPWS hazard reduction program for 2020 is focused 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.

All burns across NSW will continue to be coordinated with the NSW Rural Fire Service (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.

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.

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