Fuel Reduction Burn
Kingfisher Beach, Lunawanna

The Parks and Wildlife Service conducted a fuel reduction burn on Tuesday 4th April at Kingfisher Beach, Lunawanna, 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 354 hectares.

Smoke may persist some days afterward 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 Parks and Wildlife Service on phone 0418 311 697.

A map of planned burns is available on the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colWhatsBurningNow

Community Information:

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

For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website: http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/

Alert Level: NO ALERT LEVEL
Type: fuel reduction burn
Last Updated: 2017-04-28
First Reported: 2017-04-03
Location: Lighthouse Road, Lunawanna
Status: Patrol
Agency: Parks & Wildlife Service
Size: 354 hectares