The Tasmania Fire Service conducted a fuel reduction burn on Friday 12th October at British Creek, George Town, 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 245 hectares. 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 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 or the Asthma Foundation of Tasmania
Further information about this burn is available by contacting the TFS Fuel Reduction Unit on phone 1800 000 699 or email A map of planned burns is available on the TFS website at

Type: fuel reduction burn
Last Updated: 2018-10-29
First Reported: 2018-10-12
Location: British Creek, George Town
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: 245 hectares