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Hazard Reduction Burning - Glenrock SCA

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By Empy - Posted on 10 August 2017

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

NPWS Press Release

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning a hazard reduction burn in your
area commencing this Tuesday 15th August 2017.
The implementation of the hazard reduction burn is subject to suitable weather.
The controlled burn will be approximately 14 hectares and is in Glenrock State Conservation
Area adjacent to Burwood Road, near the Fernleigh Track.
The work is part of the NPWS annual prescribed burning program. The purpose of the burn is to
reduce fuel loads to protect the local community adjacent to the Park and assist with control of summer
bush fires.
There will be varying degrees of smoke and ash generated by the fire depending on wind
direction. To minimise these effects it is suggested you consider:
• Closing windows and doors to keep out smoke;
• Removing washing from the clothes line;
• Protecting or removing items which may be affected by ash, smoke or embers (eg
outdoor furniture, pool covers, plastic items, plants, etc);
• Keeping pets inside;
• If smoke affects your personal health please consider ways to alleviate your situation.
The operation is expected to be completed in a single day, but there may be smoke over the
following days. Burwood Road will be subject to traffic control, Scout Camp Road and
Yuelarbah Carpark and tracks within the area will be closed on the day of the operation.
Neighbours should contact the number below to notify NPWS of any concerns. Following the
burn there will be an increased risk of falling trees and branches. For your own safety, you
are advised to keep out of any burnt area until it is deemed safe by NPWS.

If you have any inquiries regarding this matter, please do not hesitate in contacting the Lower
Hunter Area office on 4946 4100

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Around Deluge, Fernleigh Track and Burwood Rd.

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Conditions aren't great so please be careful or avoid that area completely - MTB trails will be closed for a couple of days.

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Trails will be still closed til the NPWS guys can check safety of burnt trees in the area.

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The trails in this area will remain officially closed until at least tomorrow.

There are big trees still smouldering and one down across De Luge ATM and high winds, so assessment will continue.

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The NPWS have officially opened all trails around the hazard reduction burn area now so all good to go

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Of the NPWS hazard reduction burn is scheduled to go ahead this coming Friday - Sept 1.
This stage is for south of Burwood Rd. and won't affect the Glenrock MTB trails but will affect the Fernleigh Track.

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