Hazard burn scheduled for Vincentia

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) plans to conduct a small hazard reduction burn in Wool Road, Vincentia on Thursday, July 26, weather permitting.

NPWS Shoalhaven area manager Melinda Norton said the burn was essential to manage forest fuel levels near residential areas, reducing risk of wildfire spreading during the bushfire season. 

“The three hectare burn is expected to burn actively for a full day with a couple of additional days for clean-up,” Ms Norton said.

“Public access to the burn area and surrounding fire trails will be closed for the duration of the burn to ensure the public’s safety.”

Traffic is expected to be affected with fire trucks operating in the area.

“Motorists are reminded to drive to conditions and observe any warning signs or directions from fire crews and traffic controllers.

“Residents are advised to keep doors and windows closed in the event of smoky conditions,” Ms Norton said.

People with asthma or who are susceptible to respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area or stay indoors.

The burn is part of the state-wide hazard reduction program undertaken by NPWS across NSW each year, with assistance from the Forests Corporation, Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW.

For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit NSW Health or the Asthma Foundation.

More information on hazard reduction activities visit the Rural Fire Service and the Rural Fire Service Fires Near Me app.