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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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Head to the show for bushfire recovery information

THE volunteers of the Hamilton Agricultural Show Society are busy making the final preparations for the running of the 71st Hamilton Show tomorrow, March 2. The official opening by Mark Shelton MHA will be at 10am but the program of events will already be well under way, with most activities

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Preparing for a high fire danger weekend

THE Tasmania Fire Service is preparing for extreme fire danger in some parts of the state this weekend, and with strong winds forecast, a Total Fire Ban has been declared for southern Tasmania on Sunday. Acting southern regional chief officer Phil Smith said a fire permit suspension in southern Tasmania

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Police

Police charge four youths over crime spree

POLICE have charged four youths in relation to a number of crimes committed in the New Norfolk, Bridgewater and Hobart areas over the last month.  The youths – girls aged 12 and 13 and boys aged 14 and 16 – were arrested at Bridgewater yesterday. Police allege the majority of the

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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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Updates to Victoria Valley and Strickland bushfire advice

Bushfire Advice – Victoria Valley Rd, south of Osterley– Monitor conditions This is a BushfireAdvice message for Victoria Valley Road, south of Osterley 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

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Monitor conditions: Highland Waters and surrounds

BushfireWatch and Act– Highland Waters, Central Highlands and Surrounds – Monitor conditions as they are changing This is a BushfireWatch and Act message for Highland Waters in the vicinity of Victoria Valley Road and Wigrams Way – Monitor conditions as they are changing. The fire is travelling towards Highland Waters.

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Sunday update: Bushfire response now 140 firefighters

ABOUT 50 people attended a community update from the Tasmania Fire Service at the Ouse Town Hall this morning, which was about double the turnout of the previous meeting on Friday. Those present heard first-hand from fire and police officers about the need for people in the Bradys Lake, Lanes

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