RFS hazard reduction burns: Fires spotted near Fernleigh Loop

Can you see smoke? Hunter hazard reduction burn near Fernleigh Rural Fire Service crews carry out hazard reduction burns near Stanford Merthyr – Keith White of Lochinvar crew with his drip torch lighting the fire at the edge of the area to be cleared. Picture: Peter Stoop
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Rural Fire Service crews carry out hazard reduction burns near Stanford Merthyr. Picture: Peter Stoop

Rural Fire Service crews carry out hazard reduction burns near Stanford Merthyr – Jenna Maynard from Lochinvar crew lighting a drip torch line. Picture: Peter Stoop

Rural Fire Service crews carry out hazard reduction burns near Stanford Merthyr – Jenna Maynard from Lochinvar crew lighting a drip torch line. Picture: Peter Stoop

Rural Fire Service crews carry out hazard reduction burns near Stanford Merthyr – Jenna Maynard from Lochinvar crew lighting a drip torch line. Picture: Peter Stoop

Rural Fire Service crews carry out hazard reduction burns near Stanford Merthyr. Lochinvar RFS crew in the smoke. Picture: Peter Stoop

Rural Fire Service crews carry out hazard reduction burns near Stanford Merthyr. Lochinvar RFS crew in the smoke. Picture: Peter Stoop

Rural Fire Service crews carry out hazard reduction burns near Stanford Merthyr. Lochinvar RFS crew in the smoke. Picture: Peter Stoop

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction burns at Cardiff. Pic: Karl Hofman

TweetFacebook ARCHIVE: Hazard reduction burning in the HunterThere will be plenty of smoke around the Fernleigh Loop on Thursday due to hazard reduction burns.

The Rural Fire Service is conducting the burns alongHighfields Parade south west of Gun Club Road and across to the Fernleigh Loop, Highfields.

“There may be some smoke and fire activity visible from local roadways during and after thehazardreductionoperations,” a NSW RFS spokesman said.

“Motorists in these areas should slow down and take care if driving through smoke, including keeping windows up and turning their headlights on.

“Residents in these areas should take the appropriate precautions including keeping doors and windows closed, remove washing from clothes lines and ensure any pets are in a protected area.”

There are more hazardreductionburns planned for this week:

Macquarie St West HR , Morisset – Friday 255 hectares – to rear of properties off Macquarie St, Morisset, commencing approximately 10am to be completed approximately 6pm.

Norah Head, Norah Head – Saturday 2614 hectares – bushland off Victoria, Barton, Bayton and Dyson Dr Norah Head, commencing approximately 10am to be completed approximately 8pm

Should weather conditions change the burns will be postponed.

For more information visit rfs.nsw.gov.au.

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