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Late night oil spill in car park

FIREFIGHTERS and council officers last night attended a mysterious oil spill in Laskey’s car park in Pioneer Ave, New Norfolk. The incident was reported by Derwent Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis who lives nearby and discovered the flow of oil while walking her dog, The incident was reported at 10.30pm

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Smoke investigation at historic pub

| UPDATED – 5PM | The Bush Inn incident has been closed and power has been restored to the area. EARLIER – 4PM: Power supplies have been cut off from the Bush Inn Hotel and about 30 nearby properties while the Tasmania Fire Service continues its response to smoke and

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Vegetation fire reported at Glenfern

MULTIPLE units from the Tasmania Fire Service are responding to a vegetation fire at Glenfern Rd, Glenfern. The incident was first reported at 1.20pm and as of 1.50pm there are two light tankers, two heavy tankers, a medium tanker and a utility at the scene, with a further utility on

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Vegetation fire on Saddle Rd, Magra

THE Tasmania Fire Service is responding to a vegetation fire on Saddle Rd, Magra. The fire was first reported at 1.16pm and smoke can be seen from New Norfolk. A heavy tanker, medium tanker and two light tankers have been sent to the scene. UPDATE: This fire was reported as

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In the News: Paying tribute to Colin Triffitt

ON the front page of the next issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News we pay tribute to Colin Triffitt who has retired after many years as New Norfolk’s fire chief and we congratulate Mark Lusted on being elected to follow in Colin’s footsteps. Colin has retired from the

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Bushfire advice warning for Hollow Tree

THE Tasmania Fire Service has issued a bushfire advice message for Hollow Tree. There is no immediate threat. The fire is in the area of Green Valley Rd, travelling east towards the River Clyde. The TFS is attending. Conditions are expected to be changeable. The fire was first reported just

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Smoke alert for Maydena and Mt Field area

Smoke Alert – Mount Field and Maydena area – Avoid smokeWarning Issued At: 16/02/2022 5:02pmIncident number: 22006432 This is a smoke alert message for Mount Field and Maydena area. There is a bushfire at Olegas Bluff, Southwest. There is no threat to communities. There is expected to be smoke from

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Total Fire Ban for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

WITH local temperatures predicted to reach the low 30s tomorrow and Saturday, the Tasmania Fire Service has declared a Day of Total Fire Ban for the while state, coupled with a fire weather warning from the Bureau of Meteorology. No fires may be lit or allowed to remain alight in

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Fire weather warning for Derwent Valley

Fire Weather Warningfor the Central North, Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts Issued at 3:54pm on Thursday 30 December 2021. Weather Situation Very High fire danger is forecast for the Central North, Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley districts during Friday, with northwesterly winds of 30 to 45 km/h, temperatures reaching

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Saturday: fire weather warning

Fire Weather Warningfor the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 3:18pm on Friday 2 April 2021. Weather Situation Hot and strong west to northwesterly winds develop during Saturday afternoon and ease Saturday evening. During Saturday, Very High fire danger ratings are forecast across parts of the

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Easter fires discouraged as weather warms up again

FORECASTS of warm and windy weather and a very high fire danger have prompted the Tasmania Fire Service to urge landowners and campers to avoid lighting fires this weekend. The TFS warns that the weather conditions will increase the likelihood of fires escaping. UPPER DERWENT VALLEY WEATHER FORECAST The warning

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Styx bushfire advice message

TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE ADVICE MESSAGE FOR STYX Issued At: 12/03/2021 3:29pm CLICK HERE FOR LATEST UPDATE There is a bushfire at Styx Road, Styx. There is no immediate threat. The fire remains stable, is not running or out of control and no properties are under threat. Water bombing aircraft are operating in

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