Firefighters contain bushfires

Firefighters contain bushfires

15 January 2008

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Australia — The Tasmania Fire Service says its crews have managed to contain several bushfires that have been causing concern over the past few days.

A fire broke out on Sunday afternoon about 10 kilometres west of St Helens and it was feared the blaze would threaten the township.

However Fire, Forestry Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife crews had the fire under control by late yesterday afternoon.

Overnight, fire fighters also contained a fire at Launceston’s Cataract Gorge.

Lighter winds today are expected to help fire crews, but with no rain forecast the fire danger remains high.

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