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Fires avoided

New Bureau of Meteorology figures reveal Tasmania dodged a bullet during yesterday's (Monday) heatwave.

Dover in the far south ended up being the hotspot as the state marked its first day of genuine fire weather, reaching 38C, while several locations including the Upper Derwent Valley, Grove and Hobart reached 36C.

That came on top of fresh and gusty northwesterlies and 402 dry lightning strikes.

Despite that, there were only two large fires of concern at Ouse and Broadmarsh, a quick response by strike teams ensuring they were reduced to mere hot spots before nightfall.

Tasmanians have a chance to get their bushfire plans ready this week, with several cold fronts and rain expected in coming days hitting west, south and central areas.