NURRAGINGY Reserve’s bushland and picnic areas in Blacktown are closed today due to the extreme bushfire risk.
But the International Gardens, Colebee Centre and Chinese Garden will remain open.
All entry points to Nurragingy Reserve at Knox Road was closed, with the exception of the Colebee Centre gate.
For further information, call 9622 6063.
Blacktown Council announced this as NSW prepares for a wave of hot weather during the next few days with police reminding motorists about the danger of leaving children, the elderly or pets unattended in cars.
Deputy State Emergency Operations Controller (SEOCON), acting deputy commissioner Mick Fuller, said not only was it dangerous to leave children or animals in cars, it could be deadly.
“The Bureau of Meteorology has warned us that temperatures are expected to remain in the high 30s and 40s in the coming days for large parts of NSW,’’ he said.
“While everyone should be aware of the impending hot weather, there is one golden rule which should never be broken: never ever leave babies, children, the elderly or animals alone in a car even if the air-conditioner is on.’’
NSW Health advised that those most at risk of developing heat exhaustion are elderly people, people with chronic diseases, and people working or exercising in a hot environment.
A spokeswoman said if heat exhaustion was not treated, it could turn into heat stroke.
She advised then to drink plenty of water (carry some with you), keep cool, take care of others and have a plan (know who to contact).
Residents should also regularly check your local forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology on your radio, TV or on the internet.