Crews fight new spot fires in Central Highlands

Crews fight new spot fires in Central Highlands

04 February 2010

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Australia —  Hot and windy conditions have caused spot fires to break out behind a major bushfire in Tasmania’s Central Highlands.

The fire, between Ouse and Wayatinah, has been burning for four days, and now covers more than 6,000 hectares.

The Fire Service’s John Holloway says today’s winds have caused minor spot fires over containment lines, but the fire itself has not spread.

He says the spot fires have created dangerous conditions for crews.

“Most of the time we’ve been able to get on top of those, but we have had to move crews around, out of harm’s way.”

Crews in the north of the state have brought a fire at Devon Hills under control, and in the north-west are continuing to fight blazes at Blessington and Montagu.

Several roads in the bushfire areas remain closed.

Across the state, firefighters are battling nearly 20 fires.

The Fire Service says no properties are under threat at this stage.

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