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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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Three ‘watch and act’ messages for lakes bushfires

THREE “Watch and Act” bushfire advice messages have been issued today as updates to the bushfire situation in the Upper Derwent Valley/Central Highlands. Click on the links below for details. At the time of writing there are also bushfire smoke alerts for the Lyell Hwy between Lake Binney and Tarraleah,

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Understanding bushfire warning levels

EMERGENCY services in Tasmania use the nationally-consistent Australian Warning System for bushfire and flood emergencies. Warnings are issued on TasAlert to provide information on what is happening and what to do. The information is also shared by ABC Radio as the emergency broadcaster. New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News will

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Bushfire smoke alert for Central Highlands, Derwent Valley

Bushfire Smoke Alert – Central Highlands, Derwent Valley, Brighton, Glenorchy and surrounds – Avoid smoke This is a Smoke Alert message for Central Highlands, Derwent Valley, Brighton, Glenorchy and surrounds – Avoid smoke. There is a bushfire at Victoria Valley, Central Highlands. There is no threat to communities. There is

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Changing conditions: Strickland and surrounding areas

Bushfire Watch and Act – Strickland and surrounding areas –Monitor conditions as they are changing This is a Bushfire Watch and Act message for Strickland and surrounding areas – Monitor conditions as they are changing. The fire is expected to be difficult to control. Embers, smoke, and ash may fall

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Changing conditions: Victoria Valley and Osterley

Bushfire Watch and Act– Victoria Valley and Osterley – Monitor conditions as they are changing This is a BushfireWatch and Act message for Victoria Valley Road, Victoria Valley, Osterley and surrounding areas – Monitor conditions as they are changing. The fire is expected to be difficult to control. Embers, smoke,

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Monitor conditions: Victoria Valley Rd, south of Osterley

Bushfire Watch and Act – Victoria Valley Rd, south of Osterley – Monitor conditions as they are changing This is a Bushfire Watch and Act message for Victoria Valley Rd south of Osterley and surrounding areas – Monitor conditions as they are changing. The fire is expected to be difficult

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