Thursday, December 17, 2015

Lachlan fire being controlled

A BUSHFIRE at Lachlan is being brought under control after massed resources were deployed earlier tonight. The fire in the area of Lachlan Rd and Illabrook Rd was first reported just after 6pm.

Firefighters from several local brigades were quickly on the scene and two water-bombing helicopters within an hour. The aircraft swooped fast and low over New Norfolk, drawing water from the River Derwent to dump onto the fire.

When last updated at 9.44pm, the fire was covering an area of about one hectare. There may be smoke and fire activity within the burnt area for some time, but there is no cause for alarm.

If there is any fire activity causing you concern, report it to the Tasmania Fire Service by calling Triple Zero (000).

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