Thursday, February 7, 2013

Molesworth emergency warning

TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE
Bushfire Emergency Warning Message UPDATED
Glen Dhu Road, MOLESWORTH  

Current from:  07/02/2013 02:18 PM    until:  07/02/2013 11:59 PM   or further notice
All residents in Glen Dhu Road need to relocate NOW to a safer area.

The fire is expected to affect the area of Ringwood Road, Lachlan, and Collins Cap Road from Tanglewood Road through to Valley Road including Stocks Road, Suhrs Road, and any small private roads within the next 1-2 hours.


Glen Dhu Road, MOLESWORTH  

Current from:  07/02/2013 12:36 PM    until:  07/02/2013 11:59 PM   or further notice

There is a Community Fire Refuge Centre open at the Derwent Entertainment Centre.
There is a  large   bushfire at  Glen Dhu Road, MOLESWORTH  .
The fire danger rating in this area  is   very high  . Fire under these conditions can be uncontrollable and unpredictable .
All residents in Glen Dhu Road need to relocate NOW to a safer area.
The fire is expected to put the area of  Collins Cap Road from Tanglewood Road through to Valley Road including Stocks Road, Suhrs Road, and any small private roads within the next 1 - 3 hours. 
This bushfire is currently not controlled.
This bushfire may create spot-fires up to  2   Kms ahead. These spot fires may threaten your home earlier than the predicted main fire front.
There may be embers, smoke and ash falling on  Molesworth, Glenlusk and Collinsvale   .
There are also Nearby Safer Places identified at the Malbina Cemetery 100 Molesworth Road, Collinsvale War Memorial Hall at 14 Hall Road and a longer term Nearby Safer Place at 'Carinya', behind the New Norfolk High School, 103 Blair Street.
Reported Road Closures:Molesworth Road is open to the public, however road blocks are in place at the junctions of Glen Dhu Road and Collins Cap Road restricting access to Glen Dhu Road, Collins Cap Road, Tubbs Road and Wyre Forest Road to residents only.  

What to do:
 Activate your bushfire plan now
It is likely to be too late to leave the area. If your home is well constructed, prepared and actively defended, it may provide shelter.
If you don’t have a plan or your plan is to leave – leave now, only if the path is clear.
 This may include a neighbouring property or other cleared area close by that is not at risk from fire.
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 & TFS Website – www.fire.tas.gov.au for further instructions

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