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|August 19, 2009
of Pittwater, Australia
The Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade is planning to undertake some
burning off along the Thompson Street Walking Track.
As we approach the start of the fire season in October, we are planning
to undertake a number of burns. These will be a series of pile burns at
various locations throughout the Island as well as a large "broad acre"
burn in the south east sector of Elisabeth Park.
Council and RFS-funded hazard reduction teams have been working at
locations to reduce the hazard. We now need to go in and burn the piles
of cut material.
For the next five or six weekends, the Brigade will be conducting pile
burns and hazard reduction burns at:
Thompson Street, between Fitzpatrick Avenue and the front of 102
Pathilda Reserve, the lower section from Florence Terrace to the beach.
Top section of Elsie Street, above Thompson Street and into Elizabeth
A small pile at the intersection of Kevin Avenue and Thompson Street,
above the fire station.
There is also a small pile at the back of the fire station.
The broad acre burn is in the south-east sector of Elizabeth Park and
will be the last of the burns to occur.
These pile burns will generate considerable smoke and residents who
might be affected by the smoke should look at taking actions to
minimise the effect.
This is an important part of the ongoing program the Brigade and the
Rural Fire Service embarked on with the 31 May door knock, and will
assist in making the Island that little bit safer when the Fire Season
Thanks in anticipation.