FIRES at Lachlan and Mt Lloyd have kept local fire brigades busy this afternoon. A vegetation fire at Lachlan Rd was first reported at 1.48pm and has now been contained.
A scrub fire reported at Mt Lloyd Rd at 2.31pm was quickly brought under control but another fire was reported nearby at 3.36pm and is still being tackled. As of 4.30pm, four heavy tankers, four light tankers, one utility vehicle and a personnel carrier from multiple fire brigades are in attendance, with further vehicles being mobilised.
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Dozens of registered private burns are being carried out around the state today, including many in the Derwent Valley. These include a 39 hectare burn being conducted by Forestry Tasmania at Repulse Rd from 3.30-9pm.
Smaller registered burns are registered at Lower Swamp Rd, Lachlan; Gordon River Rd, Macquarie Plains; Molesworth Rd, Molesworth; Glenlusk Rd, Glenlusk; Gordon River Rd, Maydena; Lyell Hwy, Sorell Creek; and Cockerills Rd, Boyer.
6.30PM UPDATE: The Mt Lloyd fire is now reported as having been contained. One unit remains on site.