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Planned Fire Hazard Reduction Burn - Smiths Creek Reserve

Publish on 27 Apr 2021 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam,

Due to a planned hazard reduction burn being conducted by the Fire and Rescue NSW, Smiths Creek Reserve will be closed to the public on Thursday 29 April 2021, weather permitting.

Hazard reduction burning fireman in bushland

Bushfire management is an important part of the natural environment. Environmental assessments have been undertaken and we have implemented control measures and conditions to ensure native flora and fauna are not adversely affected from this activity.

Live close to the burn area?

People in the area may see smoke and ash throughout the burn and are encouraged to take necessary precautions to protect yourself and your property by:

  • Preventing smoke entering buildings by closing doors and windows
  • Covering outdoor furniture and retracting pool covers to prevent ember damage
  • Removing washing from clotheslines
  • Making sure pets have a sheltered area and plenty of water
  • 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 you reliever medicine or seek medical advice
  • Motorists should slow down, keep windows up and turn headlights on.

For your safety, we strongly advise you not to enter recently burnt bushlands, including adjacent walking trails, these burnt areas will be inaccessible until Thursday 6 May 2021.

Further information and updates

As hazard reduction activity is weather dependant, and subject to change, keep checking back for updates. You can also stay up to date through the following channels:

Found a sick or injured wild animal?

Contact your nearest veterinarian, or one of these wildlife carer organisations as soon as you can to receive expert advice on how to handle and arrange treatment for sick or injured wild animals:

WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service) or 1300 094 737

Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services or 02 9413 4300

Wildlife Rescue Australia or 1300 596 457

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