Planned burns are dependent on suitable weather and fuel conditions. Some planned burns may not take place in the current burning season and additional burns may be added as the season progresses. The map below provides spatial information showing what PWS burn units are being planned for a coming burning period ie Autumn, Winter or Spring. The map legend provides information as to what stage a planned burn unit is at.Proposed soon
– shows the PWS planned burn units being considered for the current season i.e. Autumn, Spring, Winter. These burn units will remain visible as “Proposed Soon” on the map until a burn moves into “Burning Now”, when active burn operations are occurring. Due to several factors including weather and fuel conditions, some burns which have been proposed may not go ahead within the current season and will be postponed. These burn units may be rolled into the next appropriate burn period. Public notification and signage close to the burn area will be posted in advance of the planned burn operation, often at walking track heads, signage boards, local stores, councils and entrances to high visitation sites.Burning now
– indicates a planned burn unit that is being burnt. This status may remain in place for several days whilst the planned burn unit has active fire or in the phase of being mopped up and made safe. No public access to these areas permitted.Patrol
– indicates the planned burn has been completed and crews continue to patrol and monitor for hotspots. These can continue to appear for some time after the planned burn has been completed. No public access to these areas permitted.Complete
– indicates that the planned burn has been completed. Public access to these areas is now permitted however during the first few months after the planned burn it is not recommended venturing off walking tracks and roads due to the risk of limb or tree fall.Partially complete
– indicates that not all the planned burn has been completed and likely the remaining unburnt areas will be burnt at a later stage. The partially completed section has been completed, public access to these areas is now permitted, however during the first few months after the planned burn it is not recommended venturing off walking tracks and roads due to the risk of limb or tree fall.
For further information on a burn unit or for contact details click on a relevant burn block on the map and further information is presented as a popup window.
Information on the statewide Fuel Reduction Program can be found on the Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) Fuel Reduction Program webpage.
Concerns relating to smoke should be lodged with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).