TFS advice: avoid the lakes bushfire area if you can

AS of 5pm today, there remains four bushfires in the Bradys Lake and Dee Lagoon area (two fires have merged), covering about 5640 hectares at Mentmore Tier (Dee), Lyell Hwy and Portal Rd (Bradys Lake), Lanes Tier (Ouse) and Snake Tier (Tarraleah). 

The Tasmania Fire Service reports that favourable conditions are allowing containment and suppression activities to be undertaken. These fires are now considered contained and no longer have any alert level.  Crews continue to consolidate the fire boundary and aircraft and firefighters will still be visible as they continue to extinguish areas of concern.

More than 200 personnel from the Tasmania Fire Service, Sustaintable Timber Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Service, private forestry companies and contractors are working across the fire grounds.  A multi-agency incident management team is operating out of Cambridge to manage these incidents. 

Firefighting activities will continue ahead of predicted unfavourable fire weather on Sunday. Public roads have now been opened, however, the TFS says if you do not need to be in the area please avoid the area around the fire ground.

Picture: A roadblock earlier in the bushfire emergency.

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