A hazard reduction burn is a way of reducing bush fire threats. Local fire authorities plan these burns when conditions are favorable.

To see if there is a hazard reduction burn planned for your area, visit your local state website;

NSW: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me

ACT: http://esa.act.gov.au/community-information/incidents-map/

SA: https://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/warnings_and_incidents.jsp

VIC: http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

WA: https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/

NT: http://www.pfes.nt.gov.au/incidentmap/

TAS: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colGMapBushfires

QLD: https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map/Pages/default.aspx

If there is a planned hazard reduction burn in your area or you are experiencing smoke where you are located you can take the following steps;

  • Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering 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

  • 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

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