Bushfire at Paradise

At approximately 4:30pm on Monday 11th January 2016, police were advised of a vegetation fire at Paradise, where a “Watch and Act” alert had been issued by the Tasmania Fire Service.

As a result police attended the incident and consulted with the Tasmania Fire Service. Police would like to advise members of the public that no roads required closing, and residents in the vicinity did not require evacuation. Police would like to re-assure residents of Sheffield and Paradise that the increase in police presence was simply a precautionary response, due to the recent dry conditions.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, however if anyone has information pertaining to this matter they are requested to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.