Vegetation fire shrouds New Norfolk in smoke

A VEGETATION fire which cast a pall of smoke over most of New Norfolk this afternoon has now been extinguished by local firefighters. Reported at about 1.30pm, the fire was near McLeod St on the outskirts of town.
Three units from the New Norfolk Fire Brigade attended the fire and quickly brought it under control. The large cloud of smoke has now cleared.
Meanwhile other fires in the Derwent Valley are still in progress at Uxbridge, Ouse and Lake Gordon. A vegetation fire at Hollow Tree is now under control.
The volunteers of the New Norfolk Fire Brigade also attended a rubbish fire in High St at about 2.30 this morning. After a hot night in the town, the local temperature exceeded 30 degrees again today.

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