Hazard Reduction Burn Notice
Published on 16 September 2020
NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire & Rescue NSW will be carrying out hazard reduction burns this Thursday 17, Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September at Brightwaters, Seahampton, Cooranbong, Bolton Point and Eraring, subject to suitable weather conditions.
Thursday 17 September 9am-7pm
Brightwaters, NSW Rural Fire Service will burn along the 11 hectares on the southern side of Fishery Point Road, opposite Yarrawonga Park, Mirrabooka.
Friday 18 September 9am-7pm
Seahampton, NSW Rural Fire Service will burn along the 22 hectares east of Fourth Street, George Booth Drive and M1 Pacific Motorway.
Cooranbong, NSW Rural Fire Service will burn along the 9 hectares of a private property on Narara Road.
Bolton Point, Fire & Rescue NSW will burn along 3 Glen Mitchell Street, staging from Tirabeenba Drive from 9:30am.
Saturday 19 September 9am-7pm
Eraring, NSW Rural Fire Service will burn along the 95 hectares of the Eraring Power Station private property, 235 Construction Road, Myuna Bay.
Sunday 20 September 9am-7pm
Eraring, NSW Rural Fire Service will burn along another 21 hectares of the Eraring Power Station private property, Rock Point Road and Rail Corridor.
Burns will also take place at Lake Munmorah, Norah Head, Walkabout Wildlife Park and Mangrove Mountain this Saturday 19 September from 9am-7pm. Smoke and fire activity will be visible from local roadways during and after these controlled burns. Those in the area are advised to follow the necessary safety precautions:
- Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering buildings
- Cover outdoor furniture to prevent ember damage
- Retract plastic or synthetic pool covers, protect trampolines and remove shade sails to prevent ember damage
- Remove washing from the clothesline
- Ensure any outdoor pets have a sheltered area
- 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
- If you are driving a vehicle, slow down, keep windows up and turn headlights on
- It is normal for smoke to be visible up to 24 hours after the prescribed burn
You may experience discoloured tap water due to water being extracted by fire fighters from the water mains. Find out what you can do by contacting Hunter Water.
For your safety and to aid post fire restoration, all are advised to please keep clear of the area. Ongoing patrols of the burns will be conducted as required.