Hazard reduction burn may reduce visibility on highway near Bodalla today


Today, Forestry Corporation will be using a helicopter to conduct a fuel reduction burn in
Dampier State Forest, 25 km west of Bodalla. Up to 3100 hectares of forest will be
burned using low intensity fire.

Motorists using the Princes Highway between Bodalla and Tuross Head are advised that
there will be smoke drift in the area, especially at night and early morning. Motorists are
asked to switch their headlights on, slow down and take care if visibility is reduced.

Residents from Bodalla to Tuross Head should remove washing from clothes lines, and
people with respiratory problems should close their windows and doors to prevent smoke
entering homes and take other precautions as advised by their doctor.