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Favourable conditions will allow number of important hazard reduction burns to be carried out this week across parts of NSW. Smoke will be visible from areas surrounding these burns.

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Firefighters in north western are taking advantage of favourable weather to conduct important hazard reduction works near Glenorie. These burns are being done ahead of forecast cold, wet and windy weather.

Crews taking the opportunity to complete hazard reduction work ahead of forecast rain this week. Spur Place hazard reduction burn continues at Glenorie tomorrow. Residents may see and smell smoke locally and across parts of western/southern Sydney.

Important hazard reduction burns are scheduled for this week, in areas including the Tweed, Kyogle, Southern Highlands and The Hills in NW Sydney. Smoke from these burns may be seen in some areas locally and some smoke may settle overnight.

Advice: Shearwater Dv, Taylors Beach (Port Stephens LGA). Crews undertaking backburning operations in an effort to control this fire. No immediate threat. Smoke may impact local roads so motorists should be aware of crews working in the area and drive to conditions.

Watch and Act: Shearwater Dv, Taylors Beach (Port Stephens LGA). Residents in area of Horizons Dr, Sanderling Cl, Sandpiper Ave, Kestrel Ave and Salamander Way should follow their bush fire survival plan, monitor conditions and take advice from firefighters in the area.

Watch and Act: Shearwater Dv, Taylors Beach (Port Stephens LGA). There has been an increase of fire activity this evening.The fire is moving in a NE direction towards Horizons Drive and Salamander Way. Residents should monitor conditions and take advice from firefighters.

Advice: Shearwater Dr, Taylors Beach (Port Stephens LGA). Improving weather conditions has seen reduced fire activity and threat. Crews remain on scene with aircraft assistance. Residents in the area should continue to monitor conditions and take advice from firefighters.

Watch and Act: Shearwater Dv, Taylors Beach (Port Stephens LGA). Residents in the area of Latitude Rd and Anchorage Cct, Latitude and Nelson Bay Rd at Anna Bay should monitor conditions. Crews in the area undertaking property protection along Nelson Bay Rd at Anna Bay.

Watch and Act: Shearwater Dv, Taylors Beach (Port Stephens LGA). A fire is burning in swampland east of Taylors Beach Dv, moving south easterly direction towards Nelson Bay Rd. Residents in the area of Latitude Rd and Anchorage Cct, Latitude should monitor conditions.

Smoke from hazard reduction burns across NSW may be seen this weekend and some may settle overnight in areas like Wollongong, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Greater Sydney. This is likely to dissipate as the inversion breaks Sunday morning. Info:

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Planned hazard reduction burns tomorrow and over weekend may see smoke in areas such as Newcastle, Wollongong, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven and Greater Sydney. Some smoke may settle in parts with forecast overnight inversions. Schedule and map:

Planned hazard reduction burns continue this week, including in the Dharawal National Park (Campbelltown) area tomorrow. Smoke may be seen across Campbelltown and Greater Sydney (mainly south and west) areas tomorrow afternoon and evening. Info at

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