Six crews, chopper tackle Mornington blaze

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A HELICOPTER is waterbombing a fire burning in thick scrub at Mornington on Hobart’s Eastern Shore.

The Tasmania Fire Service said the fire, burning in the Waverly Flora Park, was not threatening homes but property owners should remain alert and listen to ABC Local Radio or monitor the TFS website for the latest information.

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Six fire crews are also on the ground.

The TFS said firefighting efforts were being hampered by strong winds.

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