Friday, March 3, 2017

New Norfolk grass fire

AT about 5pm today a grass fire started at Poulters Rd, New Norfolk, and quickly took hold, fuelled by a strong northeast wind.  New Norfolk Fire Brigade was first on the scene, quickly assisted by neighbouring units from Magra and Lachlan followed by additional support from Bushy Park and Gretna brigades.

"This rapid response combined with fast co-ordinated actions at the scene brought the fire under control quickly as it was threatening several properties," Leading Fire Fighter Adam Doran said. "This is a great example of the collaborative response by brigades in the Derwent Valley area who are committed to looking after their communities," he said.

The Tasmania Fire Service reminds communities that the bushfire season is not yet over and to remain vigilant when using fire outdoors. Permits are still required.

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