Warrumbungle National Park hazard reduction burn for 30 May

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are planning a hazard reduction burn in Warrumbungle National Park from Thursday 30 May, weather permitting.

NPWS hazard reduction burn

The hazard reduction burn is set to run for around three days and treat approximately 342 hectares of bushland, 25 km west of Coonabarabran.

Crews will be burning within the northern section of the park.

The planned burns will help to improve protection for rural properties and nearby communities in the event of future bushfires. Planned low intensity burns also aim to improve the park’s biodiversity and provide safer access for firefighters.

This burn complements a hazard reduction burn completed in the southern section of Warrumbungle National Park along the Burbie Fire Trail last year.

Neighbouring rural and residential properties may be impacted by smoke, which is expected to be around for several days.

Due to the isolated nature of this burn, visitor areas, walking tracks and campgrounds will not be affected. However, access to the Northern Fire Trail and Bagshaws Fire Trail will be closed for the duration of the burn.

Please refer to the NPWS alerts and closures for details. Visitors must still check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information.

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