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Fuel Reduction Burns at Arthur River


The Parks and Wildlife Service will undertake fuel reduction burns in the Arthur River area of the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area today as part of its fire management strategy.

Acting Parks and Wildlife Service general manager, Andrew Roberts said that Parks staff, including its seasonal fire crew, will undertake burns totalling about 200 hectares.

"These burns are designed to reduce the risk posed by wildfire to private property, in particular shacks around Bluff Hill Point, Nelson Bay, Couta Rocks and at Arthur River," Mr Roberts said.

"Fuel reduction burning is part of the PWS strategy to protect public and surrounding land from the adverse effects of bushfires.

"Fuel reduction burning increases the chance of early fire suppression and provides a safer environment for firefighters during bushfires. It also presents an opportunity to learn more about fire behaviour and for staff to practice their fire fighting skills and gain further experience."

Further information on the planned burns can be obtained from the Parks and Wildlife Service Arthur River office on 6457 1225.