Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fuel reduction burn for Peppermint Hill

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A FUEL reduction burn will be carried out on the Peppermint Hill Reserve at New Norfolk as part of the statewide effort to reduce the bushfire risk.

This will be undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Service in conjunction with the Derwent Valley Council to help protect properties and communication towers in the area.

A date has not been announced for the burn, which will occur at short notice under suitable weather conditions and will generate smoke and flames. During burning operations the Peppermint Hill tip site will be closed and public access to the Peppermint Hill Reserve and lookout will be restricted.  Tracks in the reserve will also be closed.

A copy of the Peppermint Hill Operational Burn Plan will be on display at the Council Chambers in New Norfolk and more information is a available from David Bradford, municipal emergency management co-ordinator, phone 6261 8525 or email dbradford@dvc.tas.gov.au.

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