Hazard reduction burns in Yuraygir National Park

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will undertake two hazard reduction burns in Yuraygir National Park today.

The first burn will be along Wooli Road, 1.5 kilometres north of Wooli starting about 10am.

A second burn is also planned near Minnie Water tomorrow where NPWS crews will burn on the southern side of the Minnie Water Rd 5km west of Minnie Water

Smoke may impact the area.

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

Traffic will be in place and motorists are advised to take care and drive to conditions.

This hazard reduction burn is part of the NSW Government's $62.5 million package to boost bushfire preparedness and double hazard reduction in the State's national parks where conditions allow.

With the assistance of the Enhanced Bushfire Management Program, NPWS plans to burn an average of over 135,000 hectares per year, through more than 800 individual hazard reduction activities.

For more information on planned hazard reduction burns, visit the Rural Fire Service website: http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.



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