Local fire brigades including crews from New Norfolk and Magra responded
to a vegetation fire off Lower Rd, New Norfolk, earlier this evening. First
reported at 6.40pm, the fire is believed to have been deliberately lit in an
area of dry grass and blackberries near the Lachlan Creek. The area is still
being patrolled. On a day of total fire ban throughout Tasmania, there were
other vegetation fires at Lachlan, Bushy Park, Ellendale and Ouse in addition
to major fires in other regions. Report any fires by calling Triple Zero (000).
Multiple resources were deployed to bring the grass fire quickly under control.