Residents have been advised bushfire smoke in the South coast area is a result of hazard reduction burns.
The Rural Fire Service have undertaken a number of burn offs in the Shoalhaven region.
- Hyams beach
- Jacks corner road
- Morton National Park
- Currowan creek
- Abernethys road
- Bugong road
As these burns may produce a large volume of smoke, members of the public have been reminded by the RFS they should only call triple zero (000) if they see a fire without a fire truck in attendance.
People in smoke affected areas are advised to avoid outdoor activity, close doors and windows, keep pets in a protected area, remove washing from clotheslines and, if driving, slow down and turn on headlights.
Asthmatics and people with respiratory or heart conditions should take appropriate precautions, follow treatment and management plans and keep their medication on hand.
Since winter 2018, more than 56,000 hectares have been treated across NSW which has provided greater protection to more than 46,000 properties.