Highlands News

Rural Fire Service members sent to Tasmania

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Five members of the Rural Southern Highlands team are assisting with the Tasmanian bushfire crisis.

Crews in Tasmania are hopeful much-needed rain could temper blazes which have destroyed seven homes and seen almost 200,000 hectares burnt out.

Inspector David Stimson says more of their members are being trained up, in case they're needed over the coming weeks.

15 of them are undergoing Physical Ability tests this week.

IMAGE CREDIT: RFS Southern Highlands