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Planned burn for Flinders Island

02/05/2013

The Parks and Wildlife Service wish to advise that fire management burns are planned to be undertaken when conditions are suitable, during May 2013, at Badger Corner, Strzelecki National Park on Flinders Island.


Residents in the immediate vicinity of the planned burn will be notified by doorknocking or notice on the day(s) prior to the burn.


During burning, there may be smoke and fire vehicles on tracks and nearby roads. Visitation will be prohibited within areas of the reserve and visitors are asked to adhere to signage during the burning operations for their own safetyThe Parks and Wildlife Service suggests visitors and residents listen to the local radio station (ABC FM 91.7) for timing of the burn.


People with medical conditions that may be affected by smoke are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from the burn.


Residents are also advised to keep windows shut and avoid outside airing of laundry during the day of the burn, also to safeguard items within their property from the potential falling of burning embers.


For further information contact the PWS Furneaux Islands Field Centre on  6359 2217 or 042 7592 217 between 8.30am – 4.30pm weekdays.