Hazard reduction burn sparks NSW bushfire


An out-of-control bushfire is burning on the NSW south coast after hazard reduction blaze on a naval base jumped containment lines.

The Department of Defence was conducting the operation on the base in Jervis Bay when the fire got away about 2pm on Thursday, the NSW Rural Fire Service says.

No one needed to be evacuated but a number of fisherman were asked to leave the area.

An RFS helicopter has been sent to contain the blaze, which is moving from Honeymoon Bay towards Lighthouse Rd.