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Successful fuel reduction burn at Trevallyn


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) wishes to advise Launceston residents that the fuel reduction burn of three separate 6 hectare blocks undertaken at Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area on Thursday, 23 February 2012 has been completed successfully.

Incident controller Chris Emms said that the reserve will be open to visitors from 3:30pm on Friday 24 February, 2012. Access into the reserve along walking tracks will also be re-opened.

Visitors will be prohibited from entering the parts of the reserve where safety issues have been identified. Visitors are requested to respect signage until such time as it is removed.

“It’s important that people respect these closures for their own safety,” Mr Emms said.

The Parks and Wildlife Service fire crews will continue patrol the area over the weekend. Visitors to the reserve are reminded to be vigilant of fire vehicles, and fire crews may also be working along the edge of Reatta Road.

Please direct any enquiries to the PWS Tamar Field Centre on 6336 5391 between 9 am – 5pm weekdays.

Information on planned burns can be found on the Parks and Wildlife Service website at www.parks.tas.gov.au, on the Tasmania Fire Service website at www.fire.tas.gov.au and on the Forestry Tasmania website at www.plannedburnstas.com.au.