A fuel reduction burn was undertaken at Ridgeway Park, as part of the state-wide Fuel Reduction Program which is aimed at reducing the bushfire risk to help protect lives and communities.

This burn will be approximately 18 hectares in size.
The burn is part of the City's bushfire management program to protect Hobart's community, visitors and the natural environment from the risk of destructive wildfire. The burn will be implemented when wind and temperature conditions are suitable. It is expected that some smoke will be produced during and after the burn. The City will make every effort to minimise the impact of the smoke on nearby areas. The public are requested to stay clear of the burn site during the burn and for the following few days. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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 www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/air/bushfire_smoke or Asthma Australia https://asthma.org.au/about-asthma/triggers/bushfires-and-smoke/
Further information about this burn is available by contacting the TFS Fuel Reduction Unit on phone 1800 000 699 or email fru@fire.tas.gov.au. A map of planned burns is available on the TFS website at http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colFRPBurnSchedule

Community Information:

For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website: http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/

Type: fuel reduction burn
Last Updated: 04-Apr-2020 09:44 PM
First Reported: 26-Mar-2020 08:40 AM
Location: Ridgeway Reservoir, Ridgeway
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: 18 hectares