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Hazard reduction burn could last one week

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

A large 3200-hectare hazard reduction burn will begin today along the riverine corridor and adjacent flats of the Guy Fawkes National Park.

The burn is expected to take at least a week to complete as National Park staff aim to reduce grassy fuels and mitigate the risks posed by wildfire.

Smoke is not expected to impact local communities but may be visible in the distance for several days.

The NPWS hazard reduction program for 2020 is focussed on essential burns to protect park neighbours, assets or significant habitat to ensure ongoing recovery of the wildlife impacted by the summer bushfires.

Guy Fawkes River National Park will remain closed for the duration and more information on planned hazard reduction activities can be found here.


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