We are very concerned to be informed about a fire that was left burning unattended at Boronia Beach on New Year’s Day. Fortunately a member of the Kingborough community saw the fire and contacted the Fire Service, who immediately attended and put it out.

There was also a fire reported near Tyndall Beach on Sunday.

Unattended fires can quickly get out of control and put people at risk in current weather conditions. It is very concerning, considering the current bushfire situation around the country, that people do not understand how quickly fire can take hold. Please remain vigilant and report any fires to the Tasmania Fire Service on 000.

The TFS website has a range of resources to help people make a plan, which we should all have ready to enact at this time of year.

Every year a small number of fires costs the Tasmanian community dearly. Some of these fires escape from smaller fires that were lit for good reasons. If people are more careful with fire the loss and damage to possessions, property and the environment can be greatly reduced.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our firefighters and our amazing volunteer fire brigades for their dedication and service. We would also like to thank the community member who contacted the Fire Service and let us know about the incident.

There are a number of incidents around the state currently – keep informed by watching the TFS website and listening to ABC local radio.

www.fire.tas.gov.au (external link)

Road closures are reported by Tasmania Police on their Community Alerts webpage. (external link)