Tasmanians are being urged to prepare for two days of fire danger as crews quickly extinguish a blaze at George Town, with others flying from interstate to fight another in the South-West.
This comes as the Bureau of Meteorology issued a “Very High” fire warning across parts of the state for Friday.
Tasmanian Fire Service chief officer Chris Arnol said hot conditions will bring the potential for elevated fire danger across parts of the state on Friday and Saturday.
"Tomorrow we are expecting low relative humidity and high temperatures about parts of the South East and Upper Derwent Valley which will generate Very High fire dangers," Mr Arnol said.
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"Moving into Friday we expect Very High fire dangers to remain in the Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley and extend to the North West and Central North districts on Saturday.”
The bureau’s warning area for Friday includes The Upper Derwent Valley, the South-East, and the southern half of the Midlands, with isolated instances of “Severe” fire dangers possible during the afternoon.
Temperatures in these areas are expected to nudge 30, with northerly winds of 25 to 35 kilometres per hour and relative humidity down to 10 to 20 per cent.
Temperatures across the North and North-East are expected to reach into the mid-20s with winds up to 25 kilometres per hour.
"People in bushfire prone areas need to understand that under these conditions, fires can start and spread easily,” Mr Arnol said.
A vegetation fire caused by sparking in George Town on Wednesday had been fully extinguished by Thursday afternoon after reaching a size of 3 hectares, a TFS spokesperson said.
Eight crews from George Town, Hillwood and Pipers River attended to the fire.
In the South-West, TFS has requested two additional helicopters from NSW with base camp equipment also on the way to accommodate crews close to the fireground.
Twelve self-sufficient “ardous rated remote area firefighters” and two remote-area paramedics are also expected from NSW, with the ability to camp on the fireline in and carry their own firefighting equipment.
The firefighters will be in Tasmania for five days, with another group arriving for a second five day period next week.
TFS recommends Tasmanians living in areas at risk of bushfire review their bushfire survival plan, check the local fire danger and stay up to date on fires in the local area by checking the TFS website.
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