Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wednesday bushfire update

Tasmania Fire Service
Bushfire Advice Message

Dawson Road, LAKE REPULSE     

Current from: 9/01/2013 8:24AM  until:  9/01/2013 11:00AM or further notice

There is a large bushfire at Dawson Rd, LAKE REPULSE  .

The fire danger rating in this area is forecast to be high. Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control.

This fire may affect the communities of  Ellendale, Karanja, Westerway, Hamilton, Ouse and Risbys Rd    and they should remain vigilant and be prepared for any changes in fire activity.

There is no immediate threat to communities. This bushfire is currently not controlled.

Reported Road Closures :  Dawsons Rd at the intersection of Ellendale Rd; Rockmount Rd, Ellendale; Lake Repulse Rd at Lyell Hwy junction; Scotts Peak Rd from Gordon River Rd (including Mt Anne walking track) 

Ellendale Rd is now fully open but motorists should drive with caution in the area

What to do:
  • Check your bushfire plan now; well constructed and prepared homes are defendable in these conditions.
  • If you don’t have a bushfire plan or your plan is to leave, consider leaving the affected area for a relative or friends place if conditions worsen, only if the path is clear.
  • Unless you are a resident or have urgent business, consider avoiding travel in this area.
  • Stay informed in case conditions change.
  • Monitor ABC Local Radio & http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/ for further instructions.
Community Information:
  • People are reminded that all camp grounds in the area are closed and asked not to return to these camp areas.
  • Motorists should drive to the conditions. There may be downed power lines or wandering stock creating hazards.
  • The community fire refuge located at Carinya near New Norfolk High School, 103 Blair St, NEW NORFOLK has closed.
  • Mt Field national park is closed.
TFS Attending Resources:
Resources Arrived:
  1 x LIGHT TANKER
  1 x MEDIUM TANKER
  1 x HEAVY TANKER
  2 x PERSONNEL CARRIER

Resources Mobilised:
  6 x LIGHT TANKER
  1 x MEDIUM TANKER
  1 x CAR
  1 x UTILITY
  4 x PERSONNEL CARRIER

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