Fuel Reduction Burn - Beechford

23 May 2024

Please be advised due to unsuitable weather conditions this burn has been postponed.  The Parks and Wildlife Service will advise when this burn is likely to be conducted.



The Parks and Wildlife Service are planning a fuel reduction burn on the 24th of May 2024 within the Five Mile Bluff Conservation Area and adjoining public reserve, as part of the state-wide fuel reduction program which is aimed at reducing the bushfire risk to help protect lives and communities. Refer to map below for location of the proposed burn blocks. (refer to map below for location of the planned burn).

The total area of this burn will be approximately 13 hectares and is likely to take 1 to 2 day/s to complete. Smoke may persist some days afterwards depending on wind conditions.

During burning operations public access to this area will be restricted. The public will be 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.

This burn will occur at short notice under suitable weather conditions and will generate smoke, flames and ash. Residents in close proximity to this burn are requested to assist to minimise impacts from this planned burn to themselves by taking some important steps prior to the planned burn commencing. These are summarised below under Tips during fuel reduction burning.

If you have any queries in relation to this planned burn please contact the PWS North Region Office on 6777 2179



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 https://www.health.tas.gov.au/health-topics/environmental-health/air-quality