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Fuel reduction burns planned for Zeehan and Tullah


The Parks and Wildlife Service will undertake fuel reduction burns in the Zeehan and Tullah areas on Wednesday and Thursday as part of its fire management strategy.

Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager, Peter Mooney said that aerial incendiaries will be used to ignite burns totalling about 4,500 hectares.

"These burns are designed to reduce the risk posed by wildfire to private property and are in heathland areas around Zeehan and Tullah," Mr Mooney said.

"This means that smoke may affect the towns of Rosebery, Queenstown and Strahan, depending on weather conditions.

"Ignition will occur under conditions intended to minimise smoke drift across residential areas, however smoke may still be noticeable to residents.

"So far this season in the northwest of the State we have completed seven burns totalling approximately 1,600ha of heathland and buttongrass plains. These have been lit by hand and also aerially with a helicopter and aerial incendiary machine.

"Further burns are planned for the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area for Friday and Saturday, weather permitting."

Further information on the planned burns can be obtained from the Parks and Wildlife Service Northwest Region Office on 6429 8719.