Weather permitting Fire and Rescue NSW will conduct a hazard reduction burn in bushland at Ilford Avenue, Buttaba on Thursday, August 23.

Motorists in the area are advised to slow down and take care if driving through smoke, keeping windows up and turning their headlights on.

Residents in the area should take the appropriate precautions including keeping doors and windows closed, removing washing from clotheslines and ensuring any pets are in a protected area. Residents should also consider retracting plastic or synthetic pool covers, protecting trampolines and removing shade sails to prevent ember damage.

The burn may be rescheduled if weather conditions are unfavourable.