Posted: 26 October, 2016 by Sohan Judge

Here Is A List Of Sydney Suburbs Affected By Hazard Reduction Burning

Is your suburb on the list?

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Noticed a bit of haze in your area? Smell that smoke? You’re not imaging it. Here are the steps you should take if there is a hazard reduction burn planned in your area.

The NSW Rural Fire Service has advised residents to do the following if there is smoke from bush fires in their area:

  • 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

Over the next couple of days, the following areas will be affected:

  • Hilltops
  • Wollongong
  • Wingevarribee
  • The Hills
  • Central Coast
  • Penrith
  • Ku-Ring-Gai
  • Balranald

Image: Twitter / NSWRFS

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