The fire is burning on private property in peat. The land owner has constucted containment lines around the area of peat that is burning. There may be visible smoke and fire activity within the burnt area for some time.

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Type: vegetation fire
Last Updated: 22-Sep-2021 08:24 PM
First Reported: 18-Jun-2021 10:52 AM
Location: Sea Elephant Road, Pegarah
Status: Patrol
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: 3.4 hectares