12.3.2021 - STT escaped burn at the Styx close to the World Heritage site EPA air quality readings
The fire has been burning out of control since Wednesday near the Styx River, southwest of Bushy Park. It was lit by forestry authorities on Saturday following logging operations.
Emergency services have issued a smoke and ash warning for people in the area around New Norfolk, Bushy Park, Westerway and Gretna but there is no immediate threat to property.
Smokewatch October 18 2020 Sydney's North Head - Hazard Reduction burn went wrong
Smokewatch October 13 2020 Sydney's Royal National Park - Hazard Reduction burn went wrong
Smokewatch October 03 2020 St Helens - Sustainable Timber Tasmania - Plantation burn went wrong
05.2020 -Bushfire royal commission hears that Black Summer smoke killed nearly 450 people.
Associate Professor Fay Johnston, from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania, said her team estimated around 445 people died as a result of the smoke, over 3,000 people were admitted to hospital for respiratory problems and 1,700 people presented for asthma.
02.03.2020 - Recap of Australia bushfires
Smokewatch 31.01.2020 Smoke coming into Tas from Canberra bush fire. HERE and HERE from EPA Tasmania.
Smokewatch 04.01.2020 Smoke coming into Tasmania from Mainland bushfires
01.01.2020 - Canberra smoke travels to NZ
31.12.2019 - Mallacoota smoke
03.12.2019 - NSW - A pack a day smokers
03.12.2019 Melinda from Nymboida NSW. - I carried the wreckage of my home to Parliament, and ABC story here
21.11.2019 Smoke in Sydney
Smoke from Southern fires ruins grapes 26.04.2019 - ABC Tas Country Hour with Tony Briscoe
Audio download 9min50sec- Winemakers in Huon Valley counting the cost of losing their vintage through smoke taint
Smokewatch 13.03.2019 - Same fire still going and now at 157Ha TFS website information, EPA Air Quality
Smokewatch 11.03.2019 Long Plains Road, Exeter, Tasmania. Examiner article Photo from Grindelwald at 1900hrs. TFS website information
The fires burn 05.02.2019
Smokewatch 31.01.2019 The fires burn
Smokewatch 25.01.2019 Smoke chokes Tasmania Fires as listed by TFS late on the 25th Jan. 2019 Fire ban
Smokewatch 16.08 2017 Smoke cloaks Sydney again
Smokewatch 13.05.2017 A/Q alert for Victorian asthmatics.
Smokewatch 21.04.2017 Smoke persists
Smokewatch 20.04.2017 Smoke levels rise across Tasmania. Air quality is degraded. Further photo here.... http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/weblog/article/the-gates-to-hell-/
Smokewatch 07.04.2017 The whole of Northern Tasmania
Smokewatch 15.12.2016 Grindelwald prescribed burn "to protect the grapes" Photos here.
Smokewatch 16.11.2016 Smoke over Sydney from deliberate planned burns in May caused 14 premature deaths
Smokewatch 24.8.2016 Forico's wet, smoky burn in Winter. No date, no lightup time, no size,
Sydney smoke 19.05.2016 They call it haze. Why don't they call it what it really is...deadly deliberate toxins!
Fire as destructive as in Canada could happen in Australia 9.5.2016
Smokewatch Sydney 9.05.2016 3rd day of planned burn smoke
Smokewatch Sydney 7.05.2016 Air quality at dangerous levels
Smokewatch 21.04.2016 Environmentalist Bob Brown says stop Tasmania Autumn burns
Smokewatch 19.04.2016 Cradle Mountain smoke. And, Inside the mind of a burner -comment #7
Wagga air pollution tops the state
Smokewatch 16.04.2016 Video
Smokewatch 16.03.2016 Air quality - Courtesy of Forestry Tasmania
Smokewatch 19.02.2016 Cows sick with the smoke
Smokewatch 12.02.2016 Water bombers brought in. Media release-16.2.16
Smokewatch 09.02.2016 Satellite TFS
World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania 27.01.2016
Smokewatch 26.01.2016 Melbourne air quality drops becuse of Tas smoke and EPA report here.
Smokewatch 21.01.2016 BoM/Himawari satelite
Smokewatch 17.01.2016 NASA satellite
Smokewatch 05.11.2015 Fuel reduction Orielton Information requested in relation to this pollution
Smokewatch 08.10.2015 West Tamar Highway
Smokewatch 23.06.2015 Riverside golf club
Smokewatch 18.4.2011 - 21.4.2011
Smokewatch 15.11.2010 6th October revisited
Smokewatch 16.12.2010 Rosevears
Smokewatch 6.8.2010 Whales & smoke
Smokewatch 21 & 23.9.2010
Smokewatch 15.7.2010 Perth
Smokewatch 22.7.2010 gorse 23.11.2016-Gorse set to fuel Chinese barbeques
Smoke watch 15.6.2010
Smoke watch 8.6.2010
Smoke watch 27.5.2010
Smoke watch 19.5.2010
Smoke watch 18.5.2010
Smoke watch 17.5.2010
Smoke watch 16.5.2010
Smoke watch 2.5.2010
Smoke watch 1.5.2010
Smoke watch 21-22. 4.2010
Smoke watch 17.4.2010
Smoke watch 14.4.2010
Smoke watch 13.4.2010
Smoke watch 28.3.2010
Smoke watch 17.3.2010
Smoke watch 13.11.2009
Smoke watch 12.11.2009
Smoke watch 11.11.2009
Smoke watch 10.11.2009
Smoke watch 7th 8th 9th Nov. 2009
Smoke watch 30.10.2009
Tas paper online
Ways to reduce smoke
Smoke watch 1.11.2008
Smoke watch 25.10.2008
Smoke watch 18.10.2008-N/E Tas
Smoke watch 16.10.08
Smoke watch 11.10.2008-Smoke across northern Tas
Smoke in winter and bushfires
Amount of wood. Amount of smoke
Number of plannedburns in 2008
Smoke watch 15.5.2008
Smoke watch 21.5.2008 - Tamar Valley
Entries on this page have been extracted from the old cleanairtas forum above.
It is not complete. Further entries will be posted as time permits.
Links to published smoke articles - most recent articles are at the bottom
BassLink - Submarine interconnector power cable links are provided here as Tasmania was running on polluting diesel generators:-
Smokewatch articles are at the top.
Please check out past and present published articles and people's comments further down the page!
Note: Tasmanian Times took a new direction in late 2019
Many of the articles below have been archived.
You can find them by going to https://tasmaniantimes.com/archives/, clicking on the Archives folder and opening up the year and months