The Tasmania Fire Service have conducted a fuel reduction burn at Dianas Basin, north of Beaumaris, 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 18 hectares. The burn is currently in patrol status and will be monitored regularly. Smoke may persist some days afterward depending on wind conditions.

During burning operations public access to these areas will be restricted. The public is asked to remain well out of the burn sites while the burns are 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 burns. Advice is available from the Department of Health and Human Services and Asthma Australia websites www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/air/precautions and https://www.asthmaaustralia.org.au/national/info/asthma-and-extreme-weather. Current air quality information is also available via the Environment Protection Authority website epa.tas.gov.au/pages/Real-Time-Air-Quality-Data-for-Tasmania.aspx

Further information about these burns are available by contacting the Tasmania Fire Serviceon phone 1800 000 699 or email FRU@fire.tas.gov.au. A map of planned burns is available on the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colWhatsBurningNow

Alert Level: NO ALERT LEVEL
Type: fuel reduction burn
Last Updated: 27-May-2019 07:06 AM
First Reported: 15-May-2019 04:04 PM
Location: Dianas Basin, St Helens
Status: Patrol
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: 18 Hectares