Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday night bushfire update for Lachlan

Google Map showing the area covered by the 230 hectare
Glenfern Rd bushfire.
TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE

BUSHFIRE ADVICE MESSAGE FOR MOSS BEDS RD, TOP SWAMP RD AND SURROUNDING AREAS AT LACHLAN
Issued At: 31/10/2019 6:10pm

Click here for the latest update

There is a bushfire at Glenfern Rd, Glenfern.

There is no immediate threat.

With tomorrow's forecast fire weather, leaving early is the safest option. If this fire spreads, properties could come under threat and there may not be time to leave.

Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control.

What to do:
  • People in Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp Rd and surrounding areas at Lachlan should keep up to date by listening to ABC Local Radio or look at the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au.
  • Well-prepared homes are defendable in these conditions.
  • If you are not prepared for a bushfire, think about leaving for a safe place if it gets more dangerous.
  • If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, check it now.
Incident number: 19032354

Community Information:



Alert Level: ADVICE
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 31-Oct-2019 06:10 PM
First Reported: 29-Oct-2019 12:55 PM
Location: Glenfern Rd, Glenfern
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: approximately 230 hectares
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
  2 x LIGHT TANKER

Update to Lachlan bushfire advice

BUSHFIRE ADVICE MESSAGE FOR MOSS BEDS RD,

TOP SWAMP RD AND SURROUNDING AREAS AT LACHLAN

Issued At: 31/10/2019 12:00pm

Click here for the latest update
There is a bushfire at Glenfern Rd, Glenfern.
There is no immediate threat.
With today and tomorrow's forecast fire weather leaving early is the safest option. If this
fire spreads, properties could come under threat and there may not be time to leave.
Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control.
What to do:
People in Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp Rd and surrounding areas at Lachlan, should keep
up-to-date by listening to ABC Local Radio or look at the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au.
Well prepared homes are defendable in these conditions. If you are not prepared for a bushfire,
think about leaving for a safe place if it gets more dangerous.
If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, check it now.
Incident number: 19032354
Community Information:
For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website: 
For advice is available from the Department of Health
or the Asthma Foundation of Tasmania www.asthmatas.org.au
Alert Level: ADVICE
Type:Vegetation Fire
Last Updated:31-Oct-2019 12:00 PM
First Reported:29-Oct-2019 12:55 PM
Location:Glenfern Road, Glenfern
Status:Going
Agency:Tasmania Fire Service
Size:approximately 230 hectares
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
  1 x CAR
  1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
  1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER
  1 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT

Thursday and Friday: total fire ban

OCTOBER 31 and November 1 have been declared Days of Total Fire Ban for all municipalities in the state's south. No fires may be lit or allowed to remain alight in the open air from 2am Thursday, October 31, until 2am Saturday, November 2.

The declaration of a Total Fire Ban means that no fires can be lit in the open air, including incinerators, burn offs, campfires, fire pots and wood-fuelled barbecues. Motorised equipment including lawnmowers should not be used and water should be conserved where possible.

The two-day Total Fire Ban covers the following municipalities: Brighton, Derwent Valley, Hobart, Sorell, Central Highlands, Glamorgan Spring Bay, Huon Valley, Southern Midlands, Clarence, Glenorchy, Kingborough and Tasman.

CLICK FOR TOTAL FIRE BAN INFORMATION

BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
Fire Weather Warning
for the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts
Issued at 7:16 pm on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

Weather Situation: A warm, dry northwesterly airstream will develop across Tasmania on Thursday, bringing temperatures into the low-30s, relative humidity around 20% and northwesterly winds of 35 to 45 km/h to parts of the east, south and inland Tasmania.

For Thursday 31 October:
Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East

The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:
  • Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local ABC radio station, www.fire.tas.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
  • Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
  • For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.fire.tas.gov.au.
The next warning will be issued by 5am Thursday.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Lachlan/Glenfern fire community update


THE following information was provided to members of the public attending tonight's public meeting at the Lachlan Community Hall.

INCIDENT INFORMATION
The Glenfern fire is burning in dry forest and plantations in the Glenfern Rd and Reddell Rd area, across to Moss Beds Rd and just to the west of Top Swamp Rd.

The fire is currently not contained. Much of the fire is burning in steep, rocky terrain, and vehicle access is difficult. Several TFS units are in attendance, as are air resources. A significant spot-fire began at Illabrook Rd, with PWS crews responding.

With today’s calmer weather, crews have been working to construct containment lines, extinguish spotfires and prepare for a forecast return to very high fire danger weather across Thursday and Friday this week.

Planning is underway to determine if backburning operations will be suitable to control this fire. If this proceeds, there may be an increase in smoke across Lachlan.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
Weather conditions are expected to worsen on Thursday and Friday this week, with dry winds and warm temperatures. The fire danger ratings for both days are predicted to be Very High. The fire is likely to travel in a southeasterly direction.

THERE WILL BE A TOTAL FIRE BAN FOR THURSDAY 31st OCTOBER AND FRIDAY 1st NOVEMBER

COMMUNITY MEETINGS
Further community meetings will be held where necessary.

STAY INFORMED
For information on fires in Tasmania and general fire safety advice, please contact the Tasmanian Bushfire Information Line (free call) 1800 000 699.

Check for the latest warnings and advice messages at:
HEALTH INFORMATION
For information on how smoke from bushfires can affect your health, and emergency assistance availability: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/alerts/air

ROAD INFORMATION
Information on updated road closures is available via 13 14 44 or the Tasmania Police
website: police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/ or transport.tas.gov.au/road/closures_delays

AFTER THE FIRES
The Department of Health and Human Services offer a range of support services including personal, emotional, psychological and financial help. For information go to www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

BUSHFIRE ADVICE MESSAGE FOR MOSS BEDS RD, TOP SWAMP RD AND SURROUNDING AREAS AT LACHLAN
Issued At: 30/10/2019 9:48pm

Click here for the latest update

There is a bushfire at Glenfern Rd, Glenfern. There is no immediate threat. Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control.

What to do:

  • People in Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp Rd and surrounding areas at Lachlan should keep up to date by listening to ABC Local Radio or look at the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au.
  • Well prepared homes are defendable in these conditions.
  • If you are not prepared for a bushfire, think about leaving for a safe place if it gets more dangerous.
  • If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, check it now.

Incident number: 19032354

Community Information:


Alert Level: ADVICE
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 30-Oct-2019 09:48 PM
First Reported: 29-Oct-2019 12:55 PM
Location: Glenfern Rd, Glenfern
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: 164 hectares
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
  1 x MEDIUM TANKER

Lachlan community meeting tonight

TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE

Lachlan and surrounding area residents

For information on the Glenfern Fire, come along to the Community Meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 6.30pm at the Lachlan Community Hall.




Lachlan bushfire situation update

TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE

BUSHFIRE ADVICE MESSAGE FOR MOSS BEDS RD, TOP SWAMP RD & SURROUNDING AREAS AT LACHLAN
Issued At: 30/10/2019 11:15am

Click here for the latest update

There is a bushfire at Glenfern Rd, Glenfern.

There is no immediate threat. Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control.

What to do:
  • People in Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp Rd and surrounding areas at Lachlan should keep up to date by listening to ABC Local Radio or look at the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au.
  • Well prepared homes are defendable in these conditions.
  • If you are not prepared for a bushfire, think about leaving for a safe place if it gets more dangerous.
  • If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, check it now.
Incident number: 19032354

Community Information:

Alert Level: ADVICE
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 30-Oct-2019 11:15 AM
First Reported: 29-Oct-2019 12:55 PM
Location: Glenfern Road, Glenfern
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: 20 hectares
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
  2 x MEDIUM TANKER
  3 x LIGHT TANKER
  1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER
  2 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT
  1 x CAR

Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
  1 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT

Thursday: fire weather warning

Fire Weather Warning
for the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 12:28 pm on Wednesday 30 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A warm, dry northwesterly airstream will develop across Tasmania on Thursday, bringing temperatures into the low-30's, RH around 20% and northwesterly winds of 35 to 45 km/h to parts of the east, south and inland Tasmania.

For Thursday 31 October:

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East
The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:
  • Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.fire.tas.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
  • Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.fire.tas.gov.au.

Historic weekend of women's cricket

Bothwell Women's Cricket Team, back from left: captain Leisa
Pearce, Jemma Burke, vice captain Rachael Clark, Traci Millhouse,
Jodi Hansch, Kristy Mayne. Front: Sonya Eyles, Joanne Pursell and
Tara-Lee Pearce.
KSCA Womens Competition 
Round 1

THE women’s cricket competition got under way on Saturday and it was an historic moment for the Bothwell club with its women's team playing its first match. The ladies put in a fantastic effort, making the very good score of 8/128 from their 20 overs, going down by five wickets to a more experienced Montagu Bay 5/186 off 20 overs at Bothwell.

Leisa Pearce top-scored with a fine 27, hitting five 4s. Kristy Mayne also did very well making 18 with two 4s. Tara-Lee Pearce made 16 (two 4s) and Jodi Hansch made 12 (two 4s). With the ball, Tara-Lee Pearce was the main wicket-taker with 2-21 from three overs.

Full credit goes to all involved on getting the team up and running as it’s no easy task. I'm sure many great times will be had in the future. Women’s cricket is certainly on the rise and cricket the better for it.

In the other local women's match, New Norfolk with 7/111 off 20 overs was defeated by St Anne's 2/159 off 20 overs at East St Oval No.1. For the Red Caps, Lisa East made 30 (retired), Tegan Kemmler 19 (retired) and Alice Jordan 12 (retired), to be the main run scorers. With the ball, Kelly Kemmler took 2-36 from her four overs.

Round 2 - November 10
Bothwell v Knights at Bothwell, 4.45pm.
New Norfolk v North Huon at Pembroke Park, Sorell, 5.50pm.

For the latest results and schedules visit southerncricket.com.au

Local cricket results, Superbash Round 3

Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association 
Men’s T20 Superbash
Round 3

FIRST GRADE: Thanks to a excellent all-round effort from New Norfolk I captain Matthew Bowden, the Red Caps recorded their second T20 victory when they demolished Montagu Bay by 104 runs on Saturday. Bowden went on a run spree making 74 not out from 36 deliveries, hitting seven 4s and four 6s in what was a great captain's knock. The Red Caps registered the huge total of 3/198 from their 20 overs. Cody Neads gave great support to his captain, making 43 from 23 (four 4s, two 6s). The pair put on a great partnership of 108. Opener Seb Wishart made 27 from 28 (three 4s) and Blake Kemmler remained 3no. In reply, the Sharks were no match for the home side and were bowled out for 94 off 18.2 overs. This was due to very tight bowling from all the New Norfolk bowlers, in particular the excellent bowling from - yes you guessed it - Matthew Bowden! The allrounder sent down four overs capturing 3-11 to snare three of the top four batsmen. Richard Graham was also amongst, it taking 3-11 from 3.2 in a big win for the home side.

SECOND GRADE: Playing at Tynwald Park, New Norfolk II went down to St Anne's by 17 runs. The Crows, batting first, made 9/133 off 20 overs and in reply the Red Caps were dismissed for 116 off 19.2 overs. Stewart Rice at number five didn’t disappoint, making 49 from 24 with 44 coming in boundaries, hitting five 4s and four 6s. New player and opener Shaun Fenton made 30 from 25 (three 4, two 6s). With the ball, Jake Sorrenson bowled very well, sending down four overs, taking 3-13 with two maidens. In a great all-round effort, the experienced Stewart Rice was at his measly best, taking 2 for just 6 runs from his four overs.

In a close one at Wentworth Park, Molesworth I went down to Derwent by three wickets. Batting first, the visitors made 7/138 off 20 overs. In reply, Derwent just got the runs with four balls to spare, finishing 7/139 (19.2). Captain Jamie Adams top-scored with 35 from 34 (two 4s, three 6s). Opener Brayden Hodge 33 (28) (four 4s, two 6s) and Daniel Coppleman 23 from 11 (four 4s, one 6). With the ball, Kye Tomkinson was the main wicket taker with 2-23 (3). Jeremy Nichols was 1-17 (4) and there were three runouts.

In the match at Ogilvie High School, Gretna I was outclassed by the Marquis Tigers by 66 runs. Having first dig, the home side hit up the big score of 0/171 from its 20 overs. In reply, Gretna finished 9/105 from its 20. Ben Rainbird top-scored with the bat, making 34 from 25 (four 4s, two 6s), while Jackson Ackerly made 21 (20). Congratulations to Craig Cunningham on playing his 250th club match for Gretna on Saturday and also to Ben Rainbird on playing his 300th match for Gretna I.

FOURTH GRADE: Bothwell I made it three wins from as many matches when it defeated Campania by five wickets at Bothwell. In a reduced 17-over match, the visitors made 2/146 from the 17 overs. In reply, the Bucks chased down the target with just four balls to spare. Opener Nathan Eyles made a blistering 67 from just 30 balls which included a high of 10 4s and two 6s. Matthew Eyles made a quickfire 24 from 20, while Josh Eyles remained 18 from 16 (two 4s, one 6). Blake Eyles was the best of the bowlers taking 1-16 (2).

FIFTH GRADE: Gretna II made it three wins in a row, defeating the Knights in a close one by 11 runs at the Collinsvale Oval. Batting first, the visitors knocked up 9/180 from their 20 overs, with opener Mathew Burns top-scoring with a fine 69, (eight 4s and five 6s). Burns put on 92 with captain Ross Langford 25 runs. Zac Wheeler made a very handy 54 for his team at number six, hitting eight 4s and two 6s that really helped get to the big score. In reply, the Knights were bowled out for 169 off 19.5 overs. Opening bowler Jake Campbell snared a hat-trick in his great spell, finishing with 4-28 from 3.5 overs. Congratulations Jake. Josh Whitford kept up his great form with the ball, taking 3-22 (4). Congratulations to Bailey Wheeler who played his first senior match for Gretna on Saturday, Bailey is the 314th player since 1977/78. He made two runs and took one catch.

New Norfolk III recorded its first win of the T20 matches, when it defeated St Anne's by six wickets at Tynwald Park. Batting first, the visitors made 5/143 from their 20 overs and in reply the Red Caps chased down the target from 18.1 overs, finishing 4/144. Opening batsman Adrian Eiszele turned his fortunes around from last week and made an excellent 67 not out from 48 deliveries. Eiszele creamed seven 4s and four 6s in his unbeaten knock and put on a handy 39-run stand with fellow opener and captain Nathan Heron who made 26 from 17 deliveries, hitting two 4s and two 6s. Christopher Hall remained 12no from four deliveries with a 4 and a 6. Best with the ball for New Norfolk was Brad Kemmler who took 2-33 from 4 overs.

SEVENTH GRADE: In the match at Bothwell, the rain had the final say on the match when it was washed out part way through. Molesworth had first knock and made 5/154 off 19 overs. Sam Triffitt made a fine 66 from 57 deliveries, hitting six 4s and a 6. Quick singles were a highlight of his innings. John Fowle made 33 from 23 with six 4 while Jack Evans made 22 (15). Mark Pearce was the best of the Bucks' bowlers, taking 2-36 (4). In reply, before the rain stopped play, Bothwell was 4/76 off 8 overs. Opener Mark Pearce had a good day and made 28 not out from 20 balls, hitting two 4s. Andrew Rolls made 17 from 10 with two 4s. Jack Evans with 2-19 from 2 was the main wicket taker for the visitors.

Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association 
Men’s 50 overs matches
Round 1
All matches start at 10.30am.

FIRST GRADE - Saturday
New Norfolk I v Rokeby at Tynwald Park.

SECOND GRADE - Saturday
Gretna I v New Norfolk II at Gretna.
Molesworth I v MacKillop at Boyer Oval.

FOURTH GRADE - Sunday
Bothwell I v Wellington at Bothwell.

FIFTH GRADE - Sunday
Gretna II v Sorell at Gretna.
New Norfolk III v Derwent at North Warrane Oval.

SEVENTH GRADE - Sunday
Bothwell II v Campania at Campania Football Oval.
Molesworth II v Montagu Bay at Boyer Oval.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Fire refuge closes as immediate danger passes

WITH the reopening of roads and the Lachlan bushfire downgraded to Watch and Alert status, the New Norfolk Salvation Army has closed its refuge centre but is prepared to reopen the Hamilton Rd facility if needed.

At the height of the bushfire emergency this evening, the Tasmania Fire Service recommended that people in Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp Rd and surrounding areas at Lachlan should leave if their homes were not suitably prepared.

Tasmania Police closed Lachlan Rd and Moss Beds Rd, Lachlan, as well as Glebe Rd and Humphrey Rd at New Norfolk, to stop or redirect traffic trying to enter the affected area. Due to heavy smoke throughout the Lachlan area, police also urged motorists to slow down and turn on their headlights.

Click here for the latest report on the fire

Check the Tasmania Police website for updated road closure information.

Six people and three dogs sought refuge with the Salvation Army at its headquarters in New Norfolk, and all returned home after the emergency had passed.

As of 10pm, the bushfire at Glenfern Rd, Glenfern, still has the potential to put Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp Rd and the surrounding areas at Lachlan at high risk within six to 24 hours.

Spot fires have been reported in the Lachlan area and there may be embers, smoke and ash falling on Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp Rd and surrounding areas.

Local councillors and community members have taken to social media to thank the various emergency services for their response to this evening's emergency. The Cheeky Little Place cafe in Burnett St, New Norfolk, has announced that coffee will be free for all firefighters tomorrow (Wednesday).




With challenging fire weather conditions ahead this week, the Tasmania Fire Service has urged people to reconsider the need to use fire over the coming days. "TFS is considering declaring a Total Fire Ban for Thursday and Friday for the southern region," acting deputy chief officer Shane Batt said. "In addition, TFS will declare the fire permit period for the whole state on Thursday, however between now and then we discourage landowners from starting fires on their property."

"What we have seen today is fires that start easily in dry vegetation and develop quickly. The last thing we need is more fire in the landscape ahead of Thursday and Friday. TFS crews have responded to over 20 vegetation fires across Tasmania today. The threat of fire will remain over the coming days and the bushfire season is now here. We need people to stay alert and report all fires straight away to Triple Zero (000)," Mr Batt said.

As well as today's Glenfern/Lachlan fire, which was first reported at 12.55pm, local fire brigades also responded to vegetation fires at Illabrook Rd, Lachlan; Black Hills Rd, Magra; and Lyell Hwy, Hayes, during the day. On Monday they dealt with fires at Gordon River Rd, Karanja, and Collins Cap Rd, Molesworth.

A separate bushfire at Moss Beds Rd, Lachlan, was first reported at 12.41pm on Friday, but was quickly brought under now under control and is being patrolled. This fire covered an area of about 100 square metres.

Lachlan bushfire warning downgraded

TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE

A BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT MESSAGE FOR MOSS BEDS RD, TOP SWAMP RD AND SURROUNDING AREAS, LACHLAN
Issued At: 29/10/2019 8:01pm

Click here for the latest update

There is a bushfire at Glenfern Rd, Glenfern. This fire may put Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp Rd and surrounding areas at Lachlan at high risk within six to 24 hours.

This fire will be difficult to control. There may be embers, smoke and ash falling on Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp R and surrounding areas at Lachlan.

Spot fires have been reported in the Lachlan area.

What to do:
  • You need to start taking action now to protect your family and your home.
  • If you are not prepared for a bushfire, be ready to leave for a safer place.
  • If you don't live near Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp Rd and surrounding areas at Lachlan, stay away.
  • If your family have made a bushfire survival plan, use it now.
  • Keep updated by listening to ABC Local Radio or look at the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au.

Incident number: 19032354

Community Information:

Alert Level: WATCH AND ACT
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 29-Oct-2019 08:01 PM
First Reported: 29-Oct-2019 12:55 PM
Location: Glenfern Road, Glenfern
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: ~ 20 hectares
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
  9 x LIGHT TANKER
  9 x HEAVY TANKER
  2 x MEDIUM TANKER
  1 x TFS
  1 x OTHER
  1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER
  1 x CAR

Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
  1 x LIGHT TANKER
  1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER

Salvos open up for evacuees

THE Salvation Army has opened its New Norfolk headquarters as a refuge for Lachlan residents who choose to evacuate due to today's bushfire emergency. The Salvation Army is at 79 Hobart Rd, New Norfolk.

BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING FOR LACHLAN

Lachlan bushfire emergency warning

The fire at Glenfern is now threatening parts of Lachlan.
TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE

BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING FOR MOSS BEDS RD, TOP SWAMP RD AND SURROUNDING AREAS AT LACHLAN
Issued At: 29/10/2019 4:59pm

Click here for the latest update

There is a bushfire at Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp Rd and surrounding areas at Lachlan.

The fire will put Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp Rd and surrounding areas at Lachlan at high risk within the next four hours.

This fire will be difficult to control. Burning embers, falling on Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp Rd and surrounding areas at Lachlan, will threaten your home before the main fire.

Smoke and ash will make it difficult to see and breathe.

What to do:
  • If your home is well prepared for high risk fires and you can actively defend it, it should provide shelter.
  • If your home is unprepared go to a safer location now only if the path is clear.
  • No Evacuation Centre in place.
  • There is a nearby safer place at Gleeson Park, Lachlan.
  • If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, use it now.
  • If you don't live near Moss Beds Rd, Top Swamp Rd and surrounding areas at Lachlan, stay away.
  • Listen to ABC Local Radio or look at www.fire.tas.gov.au for more information.

Incident number: 19032354

Community Information:

The approximate location (red flame icon, bottom left) of the
Glenfern fire which is now threatening parts of Lachlan.
Click image to enlarge.
Alert Level: EMERGENCY WARNING
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 29-Oct-2019 04:59 PM
First Reported: 29-Oct-2019 12:55 PM
Location: Glenfern Rd, Glenfern
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: Not reported
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
  6 x LIGHT TANKER
  5 x HEAVY TANKER
  2 x MEDIUM TANKER
  1 x TFS
  4 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT

Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
  1 x OTHER
  1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER
  1 x CAR

Lachlan bushfire watch and act message

TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE

BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT MESSAGE FOR MOSS BEDS RD
AND TOP SWAMP RD, LACHLAN
Issued At: 29/10/2019 4.28pm

Click here for the latest update

There is an uncontrolled bushfire at Moss Beds Rd and Top Swamp Rd, Lachlan.

This fire may put Moss Beds Rd and Top Swamp Rd, Lachlan, at very high risk within the next four hours.

There may be embers, smoke and ash falling on Moss Beds Rd and Top Swamp Rd, Lachlan, and threaten your home earlier than the main fire.

Fire under these conditions can be uncontrollable.

What to do:
  • If your home is well prepared and actively defended, it should provide shelter.
  • If you are going to leave, make sure you have a clear path to a safer place. (No Evacuation Centre in place).
  • If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, use it now.
  • If you don't live near Moss Beds Rd and Top Swamp Rd, Lachlan, stay away. The roads could be very dangerous.
  • Listen to ABC Local Radio or look at www.fire.tas.gov.au for more information.
Incident number: 19032354

Community Information:

Alert Level: WATCH AND ACT
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 29-Oct-2019 04:28 PM
First Reported: 29-Oct-2019 12:55 PM
Location: Glenfern Rd, Glenfern
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: Not reported
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
  5 x LIGHT TANKER
  4 x HEAVY TANKER
  1 x MEDIUM TANKER
  1 x TFS
  4 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT

Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
  1 x OTHER
  1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER
  1 x CAR

Bushfire advice message for Glenfern

Google Map showing the approximate location of the
Glenfern Rd bushfire (blue flame icon, bottom left).
Click image to enlarge.
TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE

BUSHFIRE ADVICE MESSAGE FOR GLENFERN
Issued At: 29/10/2019 1:24pm

Click here for the latest update

There is a bushfire at Glenfern Rd, Glenfern. There is no immediate threat.

Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control.

What to do:
  • People in Glenfern should keep up to date by listening to ABC Local Radio or look at the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au.
  • Well prepared homes are defendable in these conditions.
  • If you are not prepared for a bushfire, think about leaving for a safe place if it gets more dangerous.
  • If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, check it now.
Incident number: 19032354

Community Information:

Alert Level: ADVICE
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 29-Oct-2019 01:24 PM
First Reported: 29-Oct-2019 12:55 PM
Location: Glenfern Rd, Glenfern
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: Not reported
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
  4 x LIGHT TANKER
  1 x MEDIUM TANKER
  1 x HEAVY TANKER

Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
  2 x HEAVY TANKER
  1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER

Monday, October 28, 2019

Tuesday: total fire ban

THE Tasmania Fire Service has declared a Total Fire Ban for the 24 hours from 2am Tuesday, October 29, until 2am Wednesday, October 30, for all municipalities in the state's south. The declaration of a Total Fire Ban means that no fires can be lit in the open air, including incinerators, burn offs, campfires, fire pots and wood-fuelled barbecues.

This will affect the following municipalities: Brighton, Central Highlands, Clarence, Derwent Valley, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Glenorchy, Hobart, Huon Valley, Kingborough, Sorell, Southern Midlands and Tasman.

CLICK FOR TOTAL FIRE BAN INFORMATION

"Current weather predictions provided by the Bureau of Meteorology indicate Very High fire danger ratings for several districts tomorrow, with a dry air mass and windy conditions predicted to cross the south and east of the state," TFS acting deputy chief officer Shane Batt said.

"Landowners with fires already burning or fires they have recently had on their property must ensure they are properly extinguished today. A number of bushfires TFS crews have responded to in the last week were started by out of control hazard reduction burns, so it is vital that landowners are vigilant ahead of the total fire ban," he said.

"People can assist with the challenging conditions by promptly reporting fires via Triple Zero (000), preparing their properties, reviewing their bushfire survival plans and keeping up-to-date on changing conditions," Mr Batt said.

Immediately reporting fires increases the likelihood that fires can be contained quickly. More information on Total Fire Bans and incidents can be found at www.fire.tas.gov.au or by listening to ABC Radio.

Fire Weather Warning
for the East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 7:16 pm on Monday 28 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A warm, dry northwesterly airstream develops across Tasmania during the morning, bringing temperatures into the mid-20's, RH around 20% and northwesterly winds of 35 to 45 km/h to parts of the east, south and inland Tasmania.

For Tuesday 29 October:

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East
The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:
  • Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.fire.tas.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
  • Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.fire.tas.gov.au.

Meeting on bushfire recovery and preparedness

A MEETING to update the community on Upper Derwent Valley bushfire recovery and preparedness will be held at Maydena this Wednesday evening. With summer approaching - and the first fire weather warning already issued - the Tasmania Fire Service invites the community of the Tyenna Valley in particular to hear how they can best prepare for the upcoming bushfire season.

The Giant's Table, in Junee Rd, Maydena, will be the venue for a light supper at 6pm on October 30, where Dr Rob Gordon will talk about psychological preparedness for the coming bushfire season. He will also discuss the likely impacts on the community from the last bushfire season, and help people prepare themselves for the season ahead.

Dr Gordon has spent more than 30 years working with people affected by emergencies and natural disasters. His first-hand experience includes the aftermath of the Bali bombings and Christchurch earthquake, Black Saturday, the Canberra firestorm as well as many other large-scale disasters around the world.

Peter Middleton from the TFS Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods program will share the seasonal outlook and five steps to a safer summer. The Red Cross will provide resources for people to take home on planning and preparedness as well as more information on psychological first aid.

The meeting will be held this Wednesday, October 30, from 6-7.30pm, at the Giants’ Table, 9-13 Junee Rd, Maydena. For catering purposes, those attending the meeting are asked to RSVP to Alyson Watts on 0456 629 722. Transport to the event is available from Westerway, and may be arranged from National Park, Tyenna or Fitzgerald on request to  Alyson Watts on 0456 629 722.

Download a free copy of the Bushfire Survival Guide here.

Tuesday: Fire weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Warning
for the East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 12:46pm on Monday 28 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A warm, dry northwesterly airstream develops across Tasmania during the morning, bringing temperatures into the mid-20's, RH around 20% and northwesterly winds of 35 to 45 km/h to parts of the east, south and inland Tasmania.

For Tuesday 29 October:

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East 
The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:
  • Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.fire.tas.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au
  • Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.fire.tas.gov.au

The next warning will be issued by 5pm Monday.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

New Norfolk golf results

New Norfolk Golf Course.
NEW NORFOLK GOLF CLUB

Saturday 26/10/19 Stableford
A Grade: T. Lowe 44, G. Hack 40, J. Hall 38 c/b.
B Grade: M. Smith 40, J. Marias 39 c/b, J. Kinloch 39.
C Grade: A. Watts 46, K. Sturzaker 42, A. Leitch 41.
Nearest-the-pins: 3rd D. Jenkins, 6/15th L. McKenzie, 8/17th B. Watt, 11th L. Post.
Superpin: L. McKenzie.

Thursday 24/10/19 Twilight Stableford
Division 1: J. Wessing 19 c/b, W. Coleman 19, L. Post 18 c/b, G. Hack 18 c/b, J. Wilton 18.
Division 2: J. Cox 20 c/b, B. Coy 20, M. Tangata 18 c/b, D. Lowry 18 c/b, J. Kinloch 18.
Division 3: B. Chaplin 22, K. Clark 20, K. Sturzaker 19, P. Foster 18, D. Pursell 17 c/b.
Superpin: D. Stevenson.

Wednesday 23/10/19 Stroke
18 hole: J. Miller 74-10-64, K. Metcalfe 80-12-68, J. Broadhead 102-33-69 c/b, Rodney Collins 100-31-69 c/b, P. Foster 89-20-69. Birdie draw: J. Miller.
9 hole: J. Miller 37-5-32, L. Griffith 37-4-33 c/b, K. Metcalfe 39-6-33 c/b, P. Foster 43-10-33 c/b, C. Simpson 43-10-33. Birdie draw: L. Griffith.

Anyone interested in joining the New Norfolk Golf Club as a playing member (there are clubs and buggies for hire), as a social member, or looking for a function venue, is welcome to contact the club for further information:
1 Howell Drive, New Norfolk, Tasmania. Phone: (03) 6261 2653
Email: newnorfolkgolfclub@bigpond.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewNorfolkGolfClub/
The club is available for hire for weddings, private functions etc.  The venue cost is free for a function of more than 40.

Saturday's local cricket results

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Men's T20 Super Bash
Round 3, October 26

FIRST GRADE: New Norfolk 3/198 defeated Montagu Bay 94 at Tynwald Park, New Norfolk.

SECOND GRADE: St Anne's 9/133 defeated New Norfolk 116 at Tynwald Park, New Norfolk.
Marquis Tigers 171 defeated Gretna 9/105 at Ogilvie High School.
Derwent 7/139 defeated Molesworth 7/138 at Wentworth Park.

FOURTH GRADE: Bothwell 5/147 defeated Campania 2/146 at Bothwell.

FIFTH GRADE: Gretna 180 defeated Knights 169 at Collinsvale.
New Norfolk 4/144 defeated St Anne's 5/143 at Tynwald Park.

SEVENTH GRADE: Bothwell 1/117 defeated Wellington 6/68 at Collinsvale.


Women’s competition
Round 1 - Saturday, October 26 

St Anne's 2/159 defeated New Norfolk 7/111 at Eady St Oval No.1.
Montagu Bay 5/186 defeated Bothwell 8/128 at Bothwell

For the latest results visit southerncricket.com.au

Friday, October 25, 2019

Severe weather warning cancelled

Bureau of Meteorology


Cancellation Severe Weather Warning

For people in Furneaux Islands, Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North East, East Coast, Central North, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:29 pm Friday, 25 October 2019.

DAMAGING WINDS NO LONGER EXPECTED

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Weather Situation: Northwesterly winds across Tasmania are slowly moderating as a cold front moves away to the east.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in Tasmania.

The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

In the past 6 hours the following wind gusts have been observed: 120 km/h Maatsuyker Island, 117km/h Cape Bruny and 107 km/h Scotts Peak.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 
* Supervise children closely. 
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters. 
* Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving. 
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice. 
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500. 

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.