Good forecast sparked burn around Minnie Water

GOOD weather has allowed the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to complete an important hazard reduction burn beside Minnie Water Village.

NPWS area manager Andrew Lugg said the two-day burn aimed to reduce fire fuels next to roads, caravan parks, power lines and houses.

"With the Australian Bureau of Meteorology declaring an el Nino event, preparation for this bushfire season is even more important," Mr Lugg said.

"The NPWS will take every opportunity to continue its hazard-reduction program year round."

Further hazard-reduction burning near Brooms Head, Diggers Camp, Angourie, Minnie Water and Sandon Villages is expected to continue through winter, with smoke hazard and road closures possible.

To read more about NPWS hazard-reduction burns go to www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire.



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