Saturday, April 18, 2015

Scrub fire at Black Hills

GoogleMap showing the approximate
location of the fire. Click image to enlarge.
SIX units from the Tasmania Fire Service are attending a vegetation fire in the Black Hills above New Norfolk. The incident was first reported at 4pm yesterday and the glow from the fire could be seen from the town late into the night.

The fire is covering an area of about 40 hectares and is being attended to by three heavy tankers, one medium tanker and two light tankers. There may be visible smoke and fire activity in the area for some time.

The TFS advises that the incident has no alert level and is being controlled. Click here for updates.

There are no planned burns by the forest industry in southern Tasmania today.

In addition to the Black Hills fire the Tasmania Fire Service has a number of registered planned burns/permit burns showing on its website.

  • If there is any fire activity causing you concern, report it by calling triple zero (000).
  • For information on current road closures, see the Tasmania Police website.

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