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Hazard Reduction Burn: Smiths Creek Reserve

Publish on 06 Aug 2018 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, Outside LGA,

Due to a planned hazard reduction burn being conducted by Fire and Rescue NSW, Smiths Creek Reserve will be closed to the public on Friday 10 August 2018.

This replaces the hazard reduction burn scheduled for Monday 6 August 2018, which has been cancelled due to unsuitable weather conditions.   

For safety reasons, the burnt area will be inaccessible until Friday 31August 2018.

The purpose of the controlled burn is to reduce bush fire fuel levels and provide protection to local community assets.   

The burn will be conducted during daylight hours on Friday 10 August 2018.

The hazard reduction activity is weather dependant, and any changes to these dates will be updated on this page.

Live close to the burn area?

If you live in close proximity to the burn area, please be mindful that the prescribed burn will generate smoke, hot embers and heat, it is important that you consider undertaking the following actions:

  • Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering buildings
  • Cover outdoor furniture to prevent ember damage
  • Retract plastic or synthetic pool covers to prevent ember damage
  • Remove washing from clothes lines
  • 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

For your safety neighbours adjoining the treatment area are requested to remain away from and not enter the burnt ground to aid post fire restoration.

Information and updates

Please continue to refer to Councils website for further updates and information. Other helpful sources of information are also available through the following sites:

While bushfire is an important part of the natural environment, Council has undertaken all the necessary environmental assessments and implemented control measures and conditions to ensure native flora and fauna are not adversely affected from this activity.

Sick or injured wild animals

If you find a sick or injured wild animal, contact your nearest veterinarian or wildlife carer organisation as soon as possible so that it may receive appropriate treatment. Wild animals can become stressed by handling, so you should seek expert advice before handling an injured animal:

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