A SERIES of strategic hazard reduction burns are planned for the Shoalhaven over the next few days, which may produce large plumes of smoke in the area.
Up to 11 separate reduction burns are planned and will be managed by the Rural Fire Service and National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Burns are planned for St Georges Basin, Yerriyong, Mundamia, Nerriga, Budgong, Myola, Currarong, Tomerong and Falls Creek.
In the Morton National Park, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has a burn scheduled approximately 11 kilometres northeast of Nerriga for today, Thursday.
Another RFS burn is planned for Friday on Crown Land south east of the Currarong Village, for the Department of Primary Industries.
On Budgong Road at Budgong, near Emerys Road the RFS will conduct a burn on Crown Land for the Department of Primary Industries on Saturday and Sunday.
The RFS will conduct burns on private land at Mundamia off Yalwal Road near Flatrock Road, at Parnell Road near Pine Forest Road at Tomerong and Sinclair Road at Falls Creek on Saturday and Sunday.
The RFS will manage a burn in the St Georges Basin area Friday, Saturday and Sunday, just off The Wool Road just north of Basin View.
The Department of Primary Industries also has burns on Crown Land off Albatross Road, at Yerriyong, to be conducted by the RFS.
The burn is scheduled to finish by Sunday but may burn into next week.
On Sunday another RFS burn will take place at the Scots College campus at Jacks Corner Road in Kangaroo Valley.
The RFS is also overseeing a burn for the Department of Primary Industries on Crown Land at the Myola Boat Ramp, Myola near Callala Beach from Friday to Sunday.
Further south a Forests NSW operation in the Clyde State Forest, approximately eight kilometres west of Lake Tabourie, near Termeil is scheduled to be completed Friday.
All planned reduction burns are dependent on the weather conditions and will only go ahead if the conditions are favourable.