The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning a hazard reduction burn in the southern Brindabella National Park, Saturday March 6th, weather permitting.
NPWS Branch Director Mick Pettitt said the 600-hectare burn is in the Powerline area to the west of Two Sticks Rd and south of Powerline Trail.
“This is a strategic hazard reduction burn which will help protect the Park and to limit the potential spread of wildfire to surrounding private properties,” Mr Pettitt said.
“The burn is due to begin at about 11am and park users are reminded to drive to conditions and observe and warning signs or directions from fire crews.
“Public access to these areas and four-wheel drive trails will be closed during the burning operations including Two Sticks Rd and Powerline Trail.
“Smoke from the burn program may be visible in the Canberra area, in Wee Jasper and in the Brindabella valley for a number of days.
“We thank our neighbours for their understanding”.
“People with asthma or who are susceptible to respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area or stay indoors.”
These burns are some of the many hazard reduction operations undertaken by NPWS across NSW each year, many with the assistance of the NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW.
This hazard reduction burn is part of the NSW Government’s $76 million package over six 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.