EARLY morning rain has helped firefighters quell 10 vegetation fires burning around the state.
Nanjing Night Net

Tasmanian Fire Service state operations officer John Holloway said the brief, heavy downpour had also dampened the fire risk for the rest of the week.

He said there were no reports of new fires started by lightening strike this morning.

”The rain has certainly allowed us to bring all of these fires under control in faster than we could have in the conditions yesterday,” Mr Holloway said.

”Yesterday was the day that we were worried about -for the rest of the week the weather should us keep all of these fires controlled.”

It remains a high fire danger day for areas of the state north of the line between Burnie and Hobart. The risk in the rest of the state is low to moderate.

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