Sunday, January 6, 2013

Advice for Ouse and Ellendale

Tasmania Fire Service
Bushfire watch and act message UPDATE

Dawson Road, LAKE REPULSE

Current from: 6/01/2013 3:32PM until: 6/01/2013 7:00PM or further notice

There have been flare ups occuring in the northern logging coops. Flare ups have also occured on the Ransley Hill area behind Ellendale. There is no immediate threat to communities however people should remain vigilant and report any conterns by calling Triple Zero (000).


Current from: 6/01/2013 2:07PM until:  6/01/2013 7:00PM or further notice 

There is a large bushfire at Dawson Rd, LAKE REPULSE. The fire is now due east of Ellendale.

The fire danger rating in this area is low-moderate. Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control.

This fire is affecting the community of Ellendale and Karanja.

This bushfire is currently not controlled. Firefighting crews are undertaking back burning activities, this will result in smoke colums that are visible around Ouse and Ellendale.

There may be embers, smoke and ash falling on Ouse until around 8PM.

There is no immediate threat to communities however people should remain vigilant and report any concerns by calling Triple Zero (000).

Reported Road Closures:  Ellendale Rd remains closed from Ellendale to the Lyell Hwy including Dawson Rd; Lake Repulse Rd and Cluny Lagoon Rd near Ouse from the intersection with the Lyell Hwy. Pillies Rd at the junction with Ellendale Rd is closed. Rockmount Rd at Ellendale Rd is closed.

What to do:
  • Maintain your activated bushfire plan.
  • Residents that have relocated to a nearby safer place should remain there.
  • If your home is well constructed, prepared and actively defended, it may provide shelter in these conditions.
  • If you don’t have a plan or your plan is to leave – leave now only if the path is clear.
  • The Community Fire Refuge at the Ouse Hall has CLOSED.
  • The Community Fire Refuge located at Carinya Education Park in Blair St, New Norfolk has CLOSED.
  • If you are away from home: Do not try to return to your home as the roads in this area could be highly dangerous.
  • Non-residents should stay away from the affected areas.
  • Monitor ABC Local Radio & http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/ for further instructions.
Community Information:
  • Motorists must drive with care. Power lines and wandering stock are creating hazards.
  • The Community Fire Refuge at the Ouse Hall has CLOSED.
  • The Community Fire Refuge located at Carinya Education Park in Blair St, New Norfolk has CLOSED.
  • Mt Field National park is closed.
  • People are asked not to return to the camp areas in the area.
  • A statewide police hotline has been established for people who are concerned or have enquiries regarding property and relatives: 1800 567 567
TFS Attending Resources:
4 x LIGHT TANKER
2 x HEAVY TANKER
4 x MEDIUM TANKER
1 x TFS
2 x CAR
6 x PERSONNEL CARRIER
1 x ROTARY WING: MEDIUM

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