Highlands News

Hazard reduction burns to continue

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A couple of small hazard reduction burns are taking place in the Southern Highlands on Saturday.

The first will be a 15 hectare burn in Gibbergunyah Reserve at Mittagong and the second a 10 hectare burn in River Bend Reserve in Berrima.

Superintendent Martin Surrey said they have a small window of opportunity before the weather starts warming up.

"We want to do it when it's safe for our firefighters and safe for the community.

"We'll get the low intensity burns done, clear up some of the fuels we have around the place, so we're in a good position for Summer,''Superintendent Surrey said.

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Tags: hazard reductions, Rural Fire Service