A fuel reduction burn was undertaken at Heston Hill Bagdad, as part of the state-wide Fuel Reduction Program which is aimed at reducing the bushfire risk to help protect lives and communities.

This burn is approximately 397 hectares in size.
Currently the fire activity is very low and within containment lines. Smoke is still issuing from unburnt pockets and changing weather patterns, but there is no cause for alarm. Crews will continue to monitor.
During burning operations public access to this area will be restricted. The public is asked to remain well out of the burn site while the burn is taking place and for the following few days. Please comply with directions from staff or any signs if you are in the area.
While the fire intensity will be low, it will generate flames, smoke and ash. People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from the burn. Advice is available from the Department of Health and Human Services website www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/air/precautions or www.asthmatas.org.au

Further information about this burn is available by contacting the TFS Fuel Reduction Unit on phone 1800 000 699 or email fru@fire.tas.gov.au. A map of planned burns is available on the TFS website at http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colFRPBurnSchedule

Alert Level: NO ALERT LEVEL
Type: fuel reduction burn
Last Updated: 2017-11-18
First Reported: 2017-10-21
Location: Heston Hill, Bagdad
Status: Patrol
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: 397 hectares