Highlands News

Hazard reduction planned for northern villages

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A hazard reduction burn, more than 5000 hectares in size will be carried out across the Hill Top, Balmoral and Buxton areas.

The burn will get underway on Saturday, with the assistance of National Parks and the Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service, and will head into Sunday and Monday aswell.

Aerial incendiary work is planned to take place during the operation.

Rural Fire Service Inspector Inspector David Stimson says there'll be plenty of smoke around and is asking motorists to take care.

IMAGE CREDIT: Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service