A fuel reduction burn commenced on the 15th April 2019 at Station Creek, Orford, 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 440 Hectares in size, and is likely to take 3-4 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 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 www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/air/precautions or the Asthma Foundation of Tasmania https://www.asthmaaustralia.org.au/national/info/asthma-and-extreme-weather
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

Type: fuel reduction burn
Last Updated: 24-Apr-2019 12:04 AM
First Reported: 15-Apr-2019 08:59 AM
Location: Alma Road, Orford
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: 440 Hectares