Planned Fire Hazard Reduction Burn – St Helens Park 7 September

The burn is planned for the reserve land at the end of Rangers Road, St Helens Park.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce the fuel loads and protect residents from uncontrolled fire during this summer season.

Bushfire management is an important part of the natural environment. Environmental assessments have been undertaken and we have implemented control measures and conditions to ensure native flora and fauna are not adversely affected from this activity.

Precautions for residents during burns

People in the area may see smoke and ash throughout the burn and are encouraged to take necessary precautions to protect yourselves and your property by:

  • Preventing smoke entering buildings by closing doors and windows
  • Covering outdoor furniture and retracting pool covers to prevent ember damage
  • Removing washing from the clothes line
  • Making sure pets have a sheltered area and plenty of water
  • If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities. If smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice
  • Motorists should slow down, keep windows up and turn headlights on.

For your safety, we strongly advise you not to enter recently burnt bushland for some months.

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