FIREFIGHTERS are undertaking a number of hazard reduction burns in the vicinity of Willans Hill Reserve in the coming months.
There are about 32 piles of fine fuels including leaves, branches and garden waste that firefighters will set alight in an attempt to restore asset protect zones between the areas of Red Hill Road and Beauty Point Avenue.
Riverina's Rural Fire Service operational officer Bradley Stewart said the bulk of the burns will happen in the week of May 4 and May 18, but fire crews will ensure smoke was kept to a minimum.
"We are going do the limit of burns everyday to reduce the impact on the community," he said.
It comes as apart of a huge operation that started last year to clear green waste dumped in established protection zones.
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Crews gathered more than 90 piles with most collected and disposed of at the Gregadoo Waste Management Facility.
Mr Stewart said the piles left behind were too difficult to access, so fire crews will resort to burning as the last option.
"There will always be people out there who seek to avoid paying tip fees and will dispose of their building waste and green waste in areas such as the reserve," he said.
"It removes the defensible space that we are trying to create. So should there be a fire ... it makes the life of a firefighter far more difficult to defend that property and several hundred homes that immediately share the boundary with the reserve."