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House damaged, caravan destroyed by fire at New Norfolk

FIRE has destroyed a caravan and damaged a house in North Crescent at New Norfolk tonight (Saturday). Crews from the New Norfolk and Magra fire brigades arrived at about 9.15pm, finding a caravan fully engulfed and the fire spreading to the adjacent house. Police officers and TasNetworks crews are also

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Ouse Fire Brigade barbecue this Sunday

THE Tasmania Fire Service and Ouse Fire Brigade are putting on a “thank you” barbecue for the surrounding communities this Sunday in appreciation of support received during last the summer’s bushfires. TFS midlands district officer Jason Vinen said the event was a thank you to the Ouse and lakes communities

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Bushfire smoke alert for New Norfolk, Plenty, Bushy Park

Bushfire Smoke Alert – Plenty Valley Road, Glenfern – Avoid smoke This is a Smoke Alert message for New Norfolk, Plenty, Bushy Park and surrounding areas – Avoid smoke. There is a bushfire at Plenty Valley Road, Glenfern. There is no threat to communities. There is expected to be smoke,

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Another fire in old hospital chapel

EMERGENCY services are once again at the former Royal Derwent Hospital site in New Norfolk where there is another fire in the old church on Glebe Rd. The Tasmania Fire Service advises that crews from the New Norfolk, Bridgewater and Lachlan fire brigades are attending a structure which is currently

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Churchyard fire at New Norfolk

ABOUT six units from several local fire brigades are dealing with an incident at the former St Luke’s Church off Glebe Rd at New Norfolk. First reported at about 5pm as a structure fire, the first crews to arrive found the incident to instead be a grassfire behind the church

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Lakes bushfire update ahead of Total Fire Ban

ALTHOUGH the bushfires in the Upper Derwent Valley/Central Highlands are now contained, the Tasmania Fire Service is urging vigilance as strong winds are expected this afternoon and tomorrow (Sunday). Incident controller Mark Klop said about 150 firefighters from Tasmania Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service and Sustainable Timber Tasmania continue

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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

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Bushfire warnings now all at Advice level

Bushfire Advice– Victoria Valley, Osterley, Strickland and Surrounds – Monitor conditions This is a Bushfire Advice message for Victoria Valley, Osterley, Strickland and Surrounds – Monitor conditions. There is no immediate threat. The fire is travelling towards Strickland. Tasmania Fire Service, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Sustainable Timber Tasmania

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Disaster assistance for fire-affected communities

THE state government has activated the Tasmanian Relief and Recovery Arrangements to help individuals and families affected by the current bushfires in the Upper Derwent Valley/Central Highlands. “This decision follows discussions with Central Highlands Council mayor Loueen Triffitt,” Premier Jeremy Rockliff said this morning. “The bushfires have already burned through

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Highland Waters warning downgraded

Bushfire Advice– Highland Waters, Central Highlands and surrounding areas– Monitor conditions This is a Bushfire Advice message for Highland Waters, Central Highlands and surrounding areas – Monitor conditions. There is no immediate threat. The fire is within containment lines. Tasmania Fire Service, Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service

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Good progress on bushfire response but challenges loom

THE Tasmania Fire Service urges people to remain vigilant as bushfires continue to burn in the Upper Derwent Valley/Central Highlands. While several fires have been brought within containment lines this morning, Watch and Act warnings remain in place for Highland Waters and surrounding areas, as well as Dee, Bradys Lake,

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Avoid the area: Dee, Bradys, Tarraleah and surrounds

Bushfire Watch and Act – Dee, Bradys Lake, Tarraleah and Surrounds – Avoid the Area This is a Bushfire Watch and Act message for Dee, Bradys Lake, Tarraleah and Surrounds – Avoid the area. The fire is travelling towards Bradys Lake. The fire is slowing but is not yet controlled.

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