A 20-year-old Mayfield man has been taken into police custody following allegations a bushfire burning in the Lulworth area was deliberately lit.
The man was safely taken into custody on Sunday after police and a helicopter, being utilised by the Tasmania Fire Service, were deployed near Beechford, west of Lulworth.
The Lulworth fire has burned through 250 hectares and is being pushed by strong westerly winds towards the town.
Police investigations into the allegations are continuing.
Anyone with information should contact Launceston Police on 131444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers in 1800333000 or crimestoppertas.com.au.