January 4 2013, 08:31 AM
Little three legged cat with attitude
Location: Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
Re: Australians - heat and fire
From the Tasmanian Fire Service
Inala Road, FORCETT
Alert Level: EMERGENCY WARNING
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 04-Jan-2013 18:12
First Reported: 03-Jan-2013 14:13
Location: Inala Road, FORCETT
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: Approximately 1,006 ha
BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING MESSAGE
Inala Road, FORCETT
Current from: 04/01/2013 05:55 PM until: 06/01/2013 08:30 PM or further notice
There is a large bushfire between White Hills Road, Forcett, Copping and Dunalley .
The fire danger rating in this area is extreme . Fire under these conditions will be uncontrollable, unpredicitable and move quickly.
The communities from Dunalley, Primrose Sands, Murdunna, Sommers Bay, Eagle Hawk Neck, Doo Town and surrounds are being impacted by fire NOW. Embers are now falling on this area.
The fire is now also impacting the community of Connellys Marsh and it is too late to leave. Your Nearby Safer Place has been identified as the beach at Connellys Marsh.
People still in the Primrose Sands area need to remain in place. Carlton River Road is now inpassable and not safe. Your Nearby Safer Place has been identified as the beach at Primrose Sands.
This bushfire is currently not controlled.
Area will be affected by fire, smoke and ash.
This bushfire is currently creating fires ahead of the main fire front. These spot fires may threaten your home earlier than the predicted main fire front.
There will be embers, smoke and ash falling on Dunalley, Primrose Sands, Murdunna, Sommers Bay, Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Doo Town and surrounds before the fire front arrives.
Reported Road Closures:
Arthur Highway from Old Forcett Road to Eaglehawk Neck, Fulham Road, Sugarloaf Road are closed.
What to do:
Activate your bushfire plan now.
The beach at Primrose Sands has been identified as a Nearby Safer Place. There may not be any emergency service personnal there for assistance.
Only well constructed, prepared and actively defended homes may provide shelter today.
LEAVING IS YOUR SAFEST OPTION. It is too late to leave the Tasman Peninsula below Dunalley. People should move south down the peninsula away from the fire towards Nubeena.
If you don’t have a plan or your plan is to leave – leave now only if the path is clear.