06 Oct 2020 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam,

Due to unfavorable weather conditions, the difficult decision has been made to postpone the hazard reduction burn this weekend.

The burn will be undertaken in the bushland between Peter Meadows Road and Old Kent Road, Kentlyn.

There will be limited access to Peter Meadows Road on Saturday 17 October 2020. Plan ahead as delays are expected due to the traffic diversions in place.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce the fuel loads and protect residents from uncontrolled fire during this summer season.

Bushfire management is an important part of the natural environment.  Environmental assessments have been undertaken and we have implemented control measures and conditions to ensure native flora and fauna are not adversely affected from this activity.

Precautions for residents during burns 

People in the area may see smoke and ash throughout the burn and are encouraged to take necessary precautions to protect yourselves and your property by:

Preventing smoke entering buildings by closing doors and windows Covering outdoor furniture and retracting pool covers to prevent ember damage Removing washing from the clothes line Making sure pets have a sheltered area and plenty of water 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 Motorists should slow down, keep windows up and turn headlights on.

For your safety, we strongly advise you not to enter recently burnt bushland to aid post fire restoration.

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If you find a sick or injured animal, contact your nearest veterinarian or wildlife carer organisation as soon as possible:

Wild animals can become stressed by handling, always seek expert advice before handling an injured animal.

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