Fuel Reduction Burn
German Town Road, St Marys
Tasmania Fire Service conducted a fuel reduction burn on Friday 10th March at German Town Road, St Marys, as part of the state-wide Fuel Reduction Program which is aimed at reducing the bushfire risk to help protect lives and communities.
The total area of this burn was approximately 124 hectares. Smoke may persist depending on wind conditions.
During burning operations public access to this area will be restricted. The public is asked to remain well out of the burn site while the burn is taking place and for the following days until safety checks have been made along tracks and trails. Please comply with directions from staff or any signs if you are in the area.
While the fire intensity will be low, it will generate flames, smoke and ash. People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from the burn. Advice is available from the Department of Health and Human Services website www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/air/precautions or www.asthmatas.org.au
Further information about this burn is available by contacting the Tasmania Fire Service on phone 1800 000 699 or email FRU@fire.tas.gov.au. A map of planned burns is available on the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colWhatsBurningNow
For information on road closures go to www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/