Posted September 13th, 2023

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), assisted by the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) will be conducting a hazard reduction burn in Myall Lakes National Park, near Bulahdelah tomorrow, 14th of September.

The Rosenthal prescribed burn within Myall Lakes National Park and private properties adjacent to Old Inn Road and Rosenthal Road is expected to continue into the weekend.

Additional burns are planned, over a number of days in the Park off the Markwell Road.

The aim of these burns is to reduce fuel within the Park and adjoining private properties, helping improve bushfire protection for the Park and adjacent private property and other nearby assets.

Smoke may affect the area and people with asthma or other respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area or stay indoors, close windows and doors, and follow their health plan.

People with known health conditions should sign up to get air quality reports, forecasts and alerts via email or SMS and check the RFS website for advice and for regular updates on planned burns.

This burn is one of many hazard reduction operations undertaken by NPWS across NSW each year, many with assistance from the RFS and Fire and Rescue NSW.

These hazard reduction burns are essential to reduce bushfire fuel loads to help protect the parks, neighbours and communities from summer bushfires.

The NPWS conducts controlled burns for a range of purposes, including asset protection, strategic fire control, maintenance of biodiversity and research.

More information on hazard reduction activities is available at: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and the RFS “Fires Near Me” website and app.

For health information relating to smoke from bushfires and hazard reduction burning, visit the NSW Health website or Asthma Australia.

Media: Environment, Energy and Science 02 9995 5347 | media@environment.nsw.gov.au

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