A fuel reduction burn was conducted on Saturday 10th March at Hobart College, Mt Nelson, as part of the state-wide Fuel Reduction Program which is aimed at reducing the bushfire risk to help protect lives and communities.

The total area of this burn will be approximately 19 hectares, and is likely to take 2 days to complete. Smoke may persist some days afterward depending on wind conditions.

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 days until safety
checks have been made along tracks and trails. 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 and Asthma Tasmania websites www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/air/precautions and www.asthmatas.org.au. Current air quality
information is also available via the Asthma Tasmania website or the Environment Protection Authority epa.tas.gov.au/pages/Real-Time-Air-Quality-Data-for-Tasmania.aspx

Further information about this burn is available by contacting the Parks and Wildlife Service on phone 0427 570 108. A map of planned burns is available on the TFS website at

Type: fuel reduction burn
Last Updated: 2018-03-18
First Reported: 2018-03-10
Location: Hobart College, Mount Nelson
Status: Patrol
Agency: Parks & Wildlife Service
Size: 19 hectares