NPWS burning to protect Wooli
A HAZARD reduction burn is planned for today to help protect Wooli from summer wildfires as part a program of hazard reduction burns for Yuraygir National Park, east of Grafton.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) North Coast Region Manager Alan Jeffery said the burn within central Yuraygir National Park will be immediately north of Wooli behind properties on the northern edge of the village along the Wooli Road, Williams Crescent and Lawson Close," Mr Jeffery said.
"NPWS and local RFS crews will reduce fuel levels adjacent to Wooli which will complement mown asset protection zones", he said.
"Residents of Wooli should expect to see smoke, and people with asthma or those susceptible to respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area or stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed.
"Motorists are reminded that fire crews will be active on roads in the vicinity of the burns.
"Where traffic control is in place during the burn people are reminded to drive to conditions and follow directions", Mr Jeffery said.
This burn is just one of many being undertaken by NPWS across NSW, as conditions allow.
During 2010-11, the National Parks and Wildlife Service completed 155 prescribed burns treating an area of more than 55,976 hectares.
For information about this burn contact the NPWS Grafton Office . Telephone 02 66411 500.