More New Zealand firefighters are joining the battle against bushfires in Tasmania.
43 firefighters and liaison staff leave for Australia on Sunday.
They’ll spend three weeks in Tasmania, taking over from two Kiwi taskforce’s which are due to return home early next week.
Nearly 75 fires are burning across Tasmania – most started by lightning strikes, and fuelled by drought conditions and strong winds.
â€” ABC News Tasmania (@abcnewsTas) February 11, 2016
ADV: The Tasmania Fire Service has enlisted the help of three Large Air Tankers (LAT) to fight North-West fires https://t.co/w4ftpqnYIZ
â€” Tassie News Online (@TassieNews) February 12, 2016
National Rural Fire Officer Kevin O’Connor said the latest deployment will initially concentrate on containing fires around Arthur River in Tasmania’s northwest, where bushfires were threatening local communities.
– Newstalk ZB