Hazard Reduction Burn - Salamander Bay

Published: 28 Aug 2020 10:00am

Several crews from Fire and Rescue NSW will partake in a Hazard Reduction Burn today around Salamander Bay, in the Port Stephens area.

Hazard reduction burns are vital events to assist in the preparation of the upcoming bush fire season.

The burn is scheduled to run until 4pm today and smoke is expected in the area.

People in the area should:
- Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns
- Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage
- Remove washing from clotheslines
- Ensure pets have a protected area
- Vehicles must slow down, keep windows up, turn headlights on
- Sightseers must keep away from burns for their own safety
- 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 spot a fire that is unattended, please call Triple Zero (000).

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Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.

For all life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)

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Stations nearby


194 Salamander way, Salamander Bay NSW 2317

TEA GARDENS Fire Station

135 Marine Drive, Tea Gardens NSW 2324


3-5 Leisure Way, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324