Northern Tasmania Fire Service crews are gearing up for a big day on Saturday.
A fire weather warning was put in place by the Bureau of Meteorology, with very high fire danger forecast for the central North, North-East, East Coast, and Midlands.
Tasmania Fire Service Acting District Officer North-East Rick Mahnken urged the community to stay cautious.
“Whilst we don’t have all of the triggers to meet a total fire ban, we know if we get a fire start tomorrow it’ll be difficult to control, so we’re asking the public to exercise caution,” he said.
The community is asked to not light fires, restrict slashing or mowing grass, and to keep an eye out for smoke or fire over the weekend with high temperatures forecast.
Acting District Officer Mahnken said TFS was preparing by putting in place a fire permit period, and having additional air support and crews in place ready to respond immediately.
He said those living in areas at risk should review their bushfire survival plan, and stay up-to-day by checking the TFS website and listening to ABC Local Radio.
If a fire or smoke is spotted, call Triple-0.