Firefighting crews are currently attending a structure fire at Newnham, where a house is burning.
The residence in question is on Tompsons Lane.
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The Tasmania Fire Service says further information on the incident will be provided when it becomes available.
Police are at the scene conducting traffic and motorists are being asked to avoid the area until the scene is clear.
Earlier today, a home on High Street in Beaconsfield, belonging to 81-year-old Nye Evans, was completely gutted by fire.
Six units from Beaconsfield, Kelso and Gravelly Beach fire brigades worked to extinguish the blaze, which had fully engulfed the home when they arrived at the scene.