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Mt Cameron fire update

10/03/2006

Latest Update - 10 March 2006

Parks and Wildlife crews and Tasmania Fire Service crews are fighting a bushfire in the Mt Cameron Regional Reserve that is approximatley 1800 hectares in size.

Machinery is being used to construct control lines around the fire and helicopters are being used to assist crews by water bombing.

The Incident Control Centre is located at Gladstone Fire Station.

The campground at Blue Lake is Closed for the duration of the long weekend.

Access for duck shooting around the Ringarooma River between Pioneer and Gladstone will also be closed for the duration of the long weekend.

Gladstone Road and Waterhouse Road have speed restrictions in place and my be closed periodically due to heavy smoke. Old Port Road is closed.

7 March 2006

Winds and rugged terrain are hampering efforts to control a large bushfire which has burnt out 1400 hectares in the far northeast of the State near the town of Gladstone.

Incident controller Paul Helleman said that it appeared that several fires were deliberately lit on fire trails beside Mt Cameron Regional Reserve on Saturday night.

"This has resulted in a major wildfire in the Mt Cameron Regional Reserve," Mr Helleman said.

"Initial control efforts with ground crews, bulldozer and helicopter support have had some success on northern boundary. Unfortunately, strong westerly winds overnight increased fire behaviour and the fire crossed the northern firebreak and expanded easterly for 2km towards Gladstone."

About 50 Parks and Wildlife Service and Tasmania Fire Service crews are working with dozers to create a firebreak and to strengthen existing boundaries on the outskirts of Gladstone along the Waterhouse and Gladstone roads.

Helicopters are being used to drop water bombs.

The Tasmania Fire Service has warned that speed restrictions have been imposed on Gladstone Road and Waterhouse Road which may be closed periodically due to heavy smoke.

Further information is available on the TFS website www.fire.tas.gov.au.

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