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Fuel reduction burn at Lees Paddocks


The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program with a planned burn in the Lees Paddocks area within the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park on Tuesday 29 October and Wednesday 30, October, weather permitting.

Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) acting Northern Region manager Stan Matuszek said the burn will be approximately 15ha in size.

“Bush walkers are advised to exercise caution when walking in the vicinity of Lees Paddocks”, Mr Matuszek said.

“While planned burns are aimed at being low-intensity, at times there will be significant smoke and flame height and ash may result”.

People who regularly use the Lees Paddocks area are asked to avoid the area during operations. Those with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from this burn.

A list of PWS planned burns is available on the PWS website at www.parks.tas.gov.au