Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Molesworth bushfire latest

SIGNIFICANT resources continue to be allocated to the Molesworth bushfire, nearly a week after it started on Glen Dhu Rd. Tasmania Fire Service crews with the assistance of remote area teams, aerial support and machinery,  are working on the fire edge around the Ironstone Gully, Ringwood Rd and Ringwood Trail area.

The main fire activity continues on the western edge of the fire just south of Ringwood Rd, Lachlan. There is also activity on the south-eastern edge to the north of East-West Trail through to Collins Bonnet in very steep and inaccessible terrain.
The fire danger rating in this area is forecast to be low-moderate. Due to the terrain and local winds, fire under these conditions can be difficult to control. The fire has not been controlled but there is no immediate threat to communities.

Smoke from this fire may effect the communities of New Norfolk, Molesworth, Collinsvale, the Northern Suburbs and Mt Wellington. There are no reported road closures at 1.30pm. Monitor ABC Local Radio and www.fire.tas.gov.au for further information.

Attending Resources today
TFS Resources Arrived:
8 x LIGHT TANKER
4 x HEAVY TANKER
5 x MEDIUM TANKER
2 x TFS
2 x CAR
5 x PERSONNEL CARRIER
TFS Resources Mobilised:
1 x MEDIUM TANKER
1 x TFS
1 x MECH SERVICE VAN
Non-TFS Attending Resources:
24 NSW Remote area crews
2 Parks and Wildlife Service remote area crews
4 Forestry Tasmania crews



2 comments:

  1. I would like to express my heart felt thanks to the tireless efforts of all the people who been so wonderful in protecting our lives and homes over the past week.

    To the people on the ground who have been both at the front fighting the fires up close and personal day and night and to the admins in the background... THANK YOU.

    To the chopper pilots and crews whose constant "thud thud" in the air above has been so reassuring, it's great to see and hear you around... THANK YOU

    To the police who have been keeping an eye on properties and residents... THANK YOU

    To the friends and neighbours who called to see if "you are OK"... THANK YOU

    To all the other people who gave their time to support these people and keep them safe...THANK YOU

    A great effort everyone...Stay safe.

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  2. Amen to all of that, they have been so wonderful. Pamela

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