Extreme fire danger forecast for Monday

THE Tasmania Fire Service says the fire danger rating for the Upper Derwent Valley and South-East is expected to reach “Extreme” on Monday due to strong north-westerly winds, low humidity and high temperatures. Severe to Very High fire dangers are predicted for most of the remainder of the state. A

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3-Day Total Fire Ban quick links

Total Fire Ban – December 28-31: Media Release.Tasmania Fire Service alerts and incidents: Click for updates.Weather warnings: Click for updates.General advice for days of Total Fire Ban: From Tasmania Fire ServiceWater use during Total Fire Bans: Advice from TasWaterRoad closures: Click for updates.New Norfolk tip site: Closed due to total fire ban. Click for updates.Mt Field

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Three-day total fire ban

Click image to enlarge. A TOTAL Fire Ban has been declared for the next three days across the eastern half of the state, covering 12 municipalities including the Derwent Valley. The Total Bire Ban means it is illegal to light or to cause a fire in the open between 2am

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Lachlan bushfire extinguished

THE 21 hectare bushfire that started at Lachlan last Friday is now regarded as having been extinguished, although the Tasmania Fire Service will continue to patrol the fire over the next few days until it is declared “out”. A Tasmania Fire Service spokesman said the Jefferys Track fire had been

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Lachlan bushfire status downgraded

Local fire brigade vehicles at the Jefferys Track fire. THE status of the bushfire at Jefferys Track, Lachlan, was downgraded last night after the effective use of water-bombing aircraft during the day. A Tasmania Fire Service spokesman said the bushfire that started late on Friday night had since been contained

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Local bushfires update

The scene at Lachlan late last night. A BUSHFIRE at Lachlan is at present the only fire reported at “Advice” level in Tasmania following yesterday’s Total Fire Ban, but three other fires have been identified in the South-West beyond Maydena. Jefferys Track, Lachlan: Last night around 10pm a bushfire started

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Bushfire advice message for Lachlan

A BUSHFIRE ADVICE MESSAGE FOR JEFFERYS TRACK, LACHLAN Issued At: 20/12/2019 11:10pm There is a bushfire at Jefferys Track, Lachlan. There is no immediate threat. Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control. What to do: People in Jefferys Track, Lachlan should keep up to date by listening to ABC Local Radioor look at the TFS website

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Friday: Day of Total Fire Ban

TODAY has been declared a Day of Total Fire Ban in all municipalities in the southern region. This means it is illegal to light, or cause a fire in the open air, including incinerators, burn-offs, campfires, fire pots, and wood-fuelled barbecues. The total fire ban will be in force in

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Friday: fire weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania Fire Weather Warningfor the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 5:10pm  on Thursday 19 December 2019. Weather Situation A hot, dry, and windy north to northwesterly airstream develops during Friday afternoon bringing Very High fire dangers to parts of southeast and

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Pleasant weather for 20th Christmas Parade

Senator Jacqui Lambie congratulating the participants on theaward-winning entry in the parade. PLEASANT conditions greeted the big crowd that turned out for the 20th New Norfolk Christmas parade this afternoon. The pageant had about 33 entries, which was several more than last year. Federal parliamentarians Jacqui Lambie and Brian Mitchell

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Derwent flood warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent Issued at 10:58 am on Sunday 8 December 2019 Flood Warning Number: 4 Minor flooding is continuing in the lower River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam and is expected to peak on Sunday afternoon. Flooding is not expected to extend downstream

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Minor flood warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent Issued at 4:52 pm on Saturday 7 December 2019 Flood Warning Number: 3 Minor flooding will develop along the lower River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam Saturday afternoon and a minor peak is expected Sunday morning. Flooding is not expected to

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