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TFS update on Osterley bushfire

TASMANIA Fire Service crews are actively responding to a bushfire in the Upper Derwent Valley at Wellwood Rd, Osterley, this afternoon (Thursday). Incident Controller Jason Vinen said the Osterley village was not currently not under immediate threat but the TFS advised that awareness and vigilance should be maintained. TFS ADVICE

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Bushfire advice for Osterley – monitor conditions

Bushfire Advice– Wellwood Road, Osterley– Avoid the area and Monitor Conditions This is a Tasmania Fire Service Bushfire Advice message for Wellwood Rd and Surrounding Areas – Avoid the area and Monitor Conditions. There is no immediate threat. The fire is travelling towards the Ouse River. Tasmania Fire Service is

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Police seek witnesses to arson attack on old church

POLICE are investigating the fire that badly damaged the former Royal Derwent Hospital chapel yesterday (Monday) evening. At about 6.15pm, emergency services responded to reports of a structure fire at the former St Luke’s Church off Glebe Rd in New Norfolk. “Tasmania Fire Service extinguished the fire and determined the

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Fire in former hospital chapel

8.45PM UPDATE: A fire has been extinguished in the former Royal Derwent Hospital chapel tonight and the incident will be investigated tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. Crews from New Norfolk, Magra and Bridgewater brigades attended the structure fire off Glebe Rd, New Norfolk, from about 6.15pm. The fire crews arrived to find

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Ellendale bushfire alert cancelled

THE Tasmania Fire Service has cancelled the bushfire “monitor conditions” alert issued for Ellendale earlier this afternoon. The TFS advises that the incident in the area of 460 Jones River Rd, Ellendale, is now under control. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read our print edition every

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Bushfire advice for Ellendale

Bushfire Advice– Jones River Rd, Ellendale – Monitor Conditions This is a Bushfire Advice message for Jones River Rd and the Derwent River area, Ellendale – Monitor conditions. There is no immediate threat. The fire is travelling in a southwesterly direction. Tasmania Fire Serviceis attending. Conditions are expected to be

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Crews responding to fire at Dromedary

1.15PM UPDATE: The vegetation fire incident at 397 Boyer Rd, Dromedary, is now reported as being in the process of being controlled. EARLIER: Tasmania Fire Service crews are responding to the report of a vegetation fire at Dromedary. The incident, on Boyer Rd, was reported at about 12.30pm today. Look

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Magra fire being patrolled after Christmas Day drama

VOLUNTEER firefighters from Magra, New Norfolk and Gretna sacrificed their Christmas Day lunches to respond to a vegetation fire at Back River Rd, Magra. First reported at about 1.20pm, the fire was soon being fought by the local volunteers with the support of a fire-bombing helicopter. At about 1.35pm the

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Sad end as third fire rips through Carinya Hostel

THE former Carinya Hostel next to New Norfolk High School will soon be only a memory, following another fire at the Blair St property overnight. This third and most destructive blaze has destroyed the only remaining section of the old hostel which has been vacant since being vacated by the

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Carinya Hostel in flames again

UPDATED: The Mercury reports that the damage from this morning’s fire at Carinya has been estimated to be about $500,000 and the matter has been handed over to Tasmania Police. ORIGINAL 1.30AM REPORT: The former high school hostel in Blair St, New Norfolk, was again in flames this morning (Sunday),

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Three brigades respond to Magra fire

CREWS from the Magra, New Norfolk and Bridgewater fire brigades have brought under control a fire in a house on Back River Rd at Magra. On their arrival at about 1pm today (Thursday) the responders found smoke coming from the house. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and

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Hostel set for demolition after arson attack

DEMOLITION of a large part of the former New Norfolk High School hostel is the likely outcome of an arsonist’s attack on the building early this morning (Tuesday). Fire investigators have recently left the scene off Blair St after determining that the blaze was deliberately lit. Police are now investigating

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