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Balgowlah fire a planned burn

A bushfire at Balgowlah Heights which can be seen from all corners of the Northern Beaches is part of a planned hazard reduction burn.

The burn began 11am yesterday, 29 May, and is listed to be “mopped up” by Friday (2 June) with 15 hectares the intended area for burn off.

Hazard reduction burn at Balgowlah Heights. Photo: Anthony Murray

The operation, led by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service alongside local NSW Fire and Rescue units, kicked off near Tania Park in Balgowlah Heights and down towards Reef Beach.

A spot fire occurred outside of the intended area twice (one fire, one rogue ember) but was quickly controlled. We will update here should anything change.

You can get live updates on the status of fires by using the Hazards Near Me app.

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