Thursday, February 28, 2019

Tomorrow: total fire ban

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Declaration of Total Fire Ban for Friday and Saturday

THERE will be a total fire ban from 2am tomorrow (Friday, March 1), until to 2am Sunday (March 3) for all municipalities in southern Tasmania due to severe fire danger expected for much of the region.

The Tasmania Fire Service says conditions will be hot, dry and gusty, with record-breaking March temperatures expected. Any fires that break out will be very difficult to control, particularly given the significant amount of fire already in the landscape.

A Total Fire Ban means no fires can be lit in the open for any purpose - including for cooking and campfires. This total fire ban also includes a ban on harvesting practices, and the use of domestic lawn mowing equipment is strongly discouraged as they can cause sparks that start fires.

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The TFS strongly recommends people living in other areas not affected by the Total Fire Ban also reconsider their need to use fire in the open. TasWater encourages people to reconsider non-essential water use on days of Total Fire Ban.

The total fire ban will apply in these municipalities: Derwent Valley, Central Highlands, Hobart, Glenorchy, Clarence, Brighton, Sorell, Tasman, Kingborough, Huon Valley, Southern Midlands and Glamorgan-Spring Bay.

For more information on Total Fire Bans visit www.fire.tas.gov.au

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