Fuel Reduction Burn
Sisters Beach, Circular Head

Tasmania Fire Service conducted a fuel reduction burn on Friday 19th May at Sisters Beach, Circular Head, as part of the state-wide Fuel Reduction Program which is aimed at reducing the bush fire risk to help protect lives and communities. The burn is currently in patrol and will be monitored by crews at regular intervals.

The total area of this burn is approximately 70 hectares, and is likely to take 1-2 days to complete. Smoke may persist some days afterward 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 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 burn. Advice is
available from the Department of Health and Human Services and Asthma Tasmania websites www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/air/precautions and www.asthmatas.org.au. Current air quality
information is also available via the Asthma Tasmania website or the Environment Protection Authority epa.tas.gov.au/pages/Real-Time-Air-Quality-Data-for-Tasmania.aspx

Further information about this burn is available by contacting the Tasmania Fire Service on 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

Community Information:

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 website www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/air/precautions or www.asthmatas.org.au

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

Alert Level: NO ALERT LEVEL
Type: fuel reduction burn
Last Updated: 2017-05-25
First Reported: 2017-05-18
Location: Kens Creek, Sisters Beach
Status: Patrol
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: 70 hectares