Firefighters have been targeting the Blaxland and Mars Creek area in Lane Cove National Park, as well as the Northern Beaches.
The NSW Rural Fire Service says firefighters are taking advantage of favourable weather conditions ahead of forecast rain on Sunday afternoon.
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“Sydney residents may see and smell smoke,” it tweeted on Saturday.
“The change in weather conditions tomorrow morning will assist with clearing smoke.”
NSW Health reminds people with heart, lung conditions and breathing issues to reduce outdoor activities.
A full list of planned hazard reduction burns in New South Wales can be accessed here.
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Residents who live in an area where a hazard reduction burn is taking place should take the following precautions:
Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering homes
Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns
Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage
Remove washing from clotheslines
Ensure pets have a protected area
Vehicles must slow down, keep windows up, turn headlights on
Sightseers must keep away from burns for their own safety
If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities if smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice

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