Coast fire con­tained

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

FIRE crews are con­tin­u­ing to con­trol a 600ha fire on Tas­ma­nia’s East Coast that be­gan on Thurs­day night.

Tas­ma­nia Fire Ser­vice water bomb­ing he­li­copters were yes­ter­day tar­get­ing a Swanston bush­fire near Lit­tle Swan­port on the East Coast, which has been con­tained to a 17km perime­ter.

TFS in­ci­dent con­troller Mark Klop said the fire cur­rently pre­sented no risk to nearby prop­er­ties.

“It’s in quite a re­mote area, so struc­tures to the west are un­der no threat and the fire is still five to six kilo­me­tres away from the Lit­tle Swan­port com­mu­nity,” he said.

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