Hazard reduction burn in Booti Booti National Park

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning a hazard reduction burn in Booti Booti National Park on Saturday 19 September.

Fire personnel conducting hazard reduction burn

The purpose of the 9-hectare burn is to reduce fuel loads in the area to protect Camp Elim and The Great Lakes Sailing Club in the event of a bushfire.

Smoke may be visible from towns in the area including Forster, Green Point, Pacific Palms and Coomba Park.

Traffic control will be in place on the Lakes Way between Camp Elim and the Great Lakes Sailing Club for the duration of the burn. Access to Sailing Club Road and Elim Road will be restricted.

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.

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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