Fuel reduction burns scheduled for Rosebery area

Tasmanian Fire Service have issued a notice advising residents of a planned fuel reduction burn in the Rosebery area for this weekend.

‘If you’re in the Rosebery area, please be aware that if weather conditions allow, Sustainable Timber Tasmania will be conducting a fuel reduction burn at Watson Creek from Saturday, 19 September.’

‘This is part of the state-wide Fuel Reduction Program which is aimed at reducing bushfire risk to help protect lives and communities. The burn area is approximately 96 hectares and will take 1-2 days to complete.’

‘Smoke may be present in the area for a couple of days after the burn is complete. 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 Asthma Australia websites:

For air quality information visit:

Further information about this burn is available by contacting Sustainable Timber Tasmania on (03) 6169 2800.

A map of planned burns is available here:

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