Fire crews were working to extinguish a blaze in George Town on Wednesday night caused by sparking which ignited vegetation.
Tasmania Fire Service received the call at 4.40pm, and arrived at the Agnes Street location approximately 20 minutes later.
Eight crews from George Town, Hillwood and Pipers River attended to the fire which reached a size of 3 hectares, a TFS spokesperson said.
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A helicopter was also mobilised to completed a flyover and map the blaze.
Crews had the fire contained by about 6.15pm and were working to ensure it was fully extinguished.
The cause of the sparking is unknown.
On Sunday, TFS deputy chief officer Bruce Byatt said they were closely monitoring conditions across the Central Midlands, East-Coast, and North-East heading into the most dangerous part of the fire season.
“We’ve got a band of Tasmania down the eastern coast that we’re keeping an eye on, and certainly in that central midlands area,” he said.
“They certainly are at higher risk than other parts of the state, but we’ve also put in place action plans where we’ve staged strike teams and we’ve got assets in predetermined locations to make it quicker and easier for us to get in there and fight those fires quickly to keep them under control.”
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