Hazard Reduction burn to begin near Eden

May 3, 2024 5:11 am in by

Residents near Eden, Nethercote, Boydtown and Pambula may notice smoke from a hazard reduction burn in the Nullica State Forest.

The Bimmil Loop hazard reduction burn, north-west of Eden, is scheduled to start today (Friday, May 3), weather pending, and may produce smoke for up to two weeks.

Forestry Corporation will stage the prescribed burn to reduce bushfire hazard in the state forest.

Article continues after this ad

Area Manager for Eden, Jarod Addinsall, said hazard reduction burning in these areas will help protect the surrounding communities from potential future wildfire.

“These burns will be conducted under suitable weather conditions to mitigate the impact of smoke on our neighbours. However, this may not be achievable in all cases given the close proximity of residential areas to the forest, so there may be smoke hanging over the coastline and hinterland depending on wind conditions,” Mr Addinsall said.

“It is therefore recommended that homes and businesses ensure that all windows and doors are closed during the time of smoke settlement, which is generally during the night and early morning hours.

“This is particularly important for local residents who are sensitive to smoke or may have respiratory conditions,” he said.

Motorists are advised to slow down and drive to the conditions as smoke may affect visibility particularly on Nethercote Road and nearby sections of the Princes Highway.

Article continues after this ad

“Forestry Corporation firefighters will be carefully monitoring the controlled burns to ensure fire stays within containment lines, and we ask that the public pays attention to road signs and instructions from staff to stay away from burnt areas for their own safety,” Mr Addinsall said.

If you require further information on these operations; please contact the regional office on 1300 880 845 during business hours.

Find out more about Forestry Corporation’s firefighting efforts at

Images: Forestry Corporation