Parks and Wildlife Service have conducted a fuel reduction burn at Deep Hollow Creek, Bicheno, 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 56 hectares, and is likely to take 2-3 days to complete. Smoke may persist some days afterward depending on wind conditions. The burn is currently in patrol status and crews will be monitoring the area regularly.
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 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 this burn is available by contacting the Parks and Wildlife Service on phone 67772179. 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 04:22 PM
Location: Deep Hollow Creek, Bicheno
Status: Patrol
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: 56 Hectares