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Planned burn for Scamander and Bay of Fires


The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program today in the Scamander and Bay of Fires conservation areas.

Parks and Wildlife Service Acting Northern Region Manager, Stan Matuszek, said the property protection burns of approximately 70 ha and 50 ha in size, will be undertaken to reduce the risk of bushfires impacting on communities in the Scamander and Binalong Bay areas.

“Our planned burns have been prioritised using a bushfire risk assessment model and assists in identifying areas within reserves that have high bushfire risk.

“This risk assessment tool is used to prioritise areas for fuel treatment.

“While planned burns are aimed at being low-intensity, at times there may be significant smoke and flame height, and ash may be produced and settle as a result. Nearby residents are advised to close windows and remove laundry drying outside,” he said.

Mr Matuszek said tracks and roads in the local area may also be closed during and after the burn until it is safe for the public to access

“People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from the burn,’ he said.

Further information about developing a plan is available from the Asthma Foundation website at http://www.asthmatas.org.au/help-advice

Further information about this burn is available by contacting the local PWS office on 6336 5312.

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