Burnie reserve fire may have been deliberately lit

January 15, 2024 10:41 am in by

Police are investigating a deliberately lit vegetation fire in Burnie on Saturday night.

Emergency services responded to reports of a vegetation fire at the View Road Reserve around 9 pm, with a section of bush and vegetation on the reserve’s Eastern boundary well alight on arrival.

A number of Tasmania Fire Service crews attended, with the fire being brought under control after an hour or so.

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The fire burnt approximately an acre of vegetation with smoke from the fire drifting over surrounding streets and residences, promoting the fire service to issue a smoke alert.

Investigations into the cause are ongoing, but police say they believe it has been deliberately lit.

Anyone with information about the fire is being asked to contact police on 131 444 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on-line at