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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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SUNDAY: Total Fire Ban for southern Tasmania

THE Tasmania Fire Service has declared a Total Fire Ban from 2am tomorrow, March 3, until 2am on Monday for the southern region of the state. The Total Fire Ban applies to the municipalities of: Derwent Valley Central Highlands, Brighton Clarence, Derwent Valley, Glamorgan Spring Bay, Glenorchy, Hobart, Huon Valley,

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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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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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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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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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