Parks and Wildlife conducted a fuel reduction burn at Adelaide River, Southwest, 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 is approximately 451 hectares. The burn is in patrol staus and will be monitored regularly. Smoke may persist some days afterwards 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 and Human Services and Asthma Tasmania websites: or
Current air quality information is also available via the Asthma Tasmania website or the Environment Protection Authority website:
Further information about this burn is available by contacting the Parks and Wildlife Service on phone 6464 3008. A map of planned burns is available on the TFS website at

Type: fuel reduction burn
Last Updated: 27-May-2019 07:06 AM
First Reported: 30-Apr-2019 08:59 AM
Location: Adelaide River, Southwest
Status: Patrol
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: 451 Hectares