NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers will be assisting National Parks and Wildlife Service with a hazard reduction burn in the Heathcote National Park tomorrow. The burn is scheduled to commence at 10am with around 70 firefighters from the NSW RFS participating. This is the first stage of a larger 220 hectare area which encompasses an area from Heathcote Road through to Burns Road, Heathcote . Once completed the hazard reduction will reduce bush fire fuels along the entire western Heathcote interface providing protection to hundreds of residents. "The efforts of our local volunteers in conducting this vital work is outstanding, particularly given that this is now their third weekend in a row" said Inspector Scott Deller. Motorist are asked to use caution when driving in smoke and residents should keep doors and windows closed. More information can be sourced from the RFS website.
Posted on: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:56:22 +0000
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