21 November 2007

Southeast bushfires update

In TAS, the South West Conservation Area fire has grown during the day, having now burnt 2 400 ha. Smoke from the fires affected Hobart today, as seen in the photo. Rain and cooler conditions are expected overnight and tomorrow, hopefully allowing firefighters to gain control over the blaze.

The Little Desert in western VIC are now burning within containment lines. It has burnt 15 990 ha. The Lascelles-Wathe fire is still listed as 'Going' with 4 000 ha burnt. Conditions tomorrow are expected to be cooler, but winds are forecast to remain strong. Moderate to High fire dangers remain.

A fire in the Riverland region of SA, the Bruno Bay fire, has been burning for a few days. It has burnt more than 900 ha and has now been brought under control. The earlier expected threat to nearby towns did not materialize today, and the danger has likely passed.

The Prill Park-Euston bushfire in southern NSW has also been contained.

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