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The Parks and Wildlife Service will undertake fuel reduction burns in the North East of the state this week.

Depending on suitable weather conditions the burns are planned for Bridport and Tomahawk.

The 3.8 hectare area to be burnt at Bridport extends from the end of Westwood Street and includes a section of the Bridport Wildflower Reserve to Granite Point.

Parks and Wildlife Service Acting General Manager, Stuart Lennox, said 17 hectares South West of the township of Tomahawk will also be burnt if weather conditions are suitable.

"These planned burns are to reduce the fuel load and provide the local township with a buffer zone from wildfire," Mr Lennox said.

Fuel reduction burning is part of the PWS strategy to protect public and private property from the adverse effects of bushfires.

Further information about the program of planned burns can be found on the PWS website at http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/latest/planned_burns/index.html or from the Parks and Wildlife Service Prospect office on 6336 5312.