Hazard Reduction - Killara
Published: 02 Oct 2020 08:30am
Today more than twenty firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW will be conducting a large hazard reduction burn at Koola Park, on Koola Road, in the Garigal National Park, East Killara, with approximately 30 hectares of dense bushland to be burned.
Taking advantage of the optimal weather conditions, todays burn is a collaborative effort between Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW National Parkes and Wildlife and the Rural Fire Service.
Members of the public are advised that numerous walking trails are closed in the burn area. In addition, tracks adjacent to the hazard reduction (Pipeline, Rocky Creek and Kimberly Trails) are also closed.
Hazard reduction burns are a major priority for the state’s fire authorities to assist in the preparation for the upcoming bush fire season. This area has been of concern for a sometime given its location and the density of the bushland.
Smoke may impact the area today and residents are advised to take the following precautions:
- Ensure windows and doors are closed to help prevent smoke entering their homes.
- 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.
- People with asthma or lung conditions are advised to 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).
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm
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