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Old January 4 2013, 07:40 AM   #12
Miss Chicken
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Location: Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
Re: Australians - heat and fire

Sorry to hear about your loss. I am a bit concerned about the bushfire at Bicheno as I have a friend up there. However I know she is sensible enough to know what to do. She is north of Bicheno and the fires are south of the town

There is a large bushfire at Tasman Highway, BICHENO .

The fire danger rating in this area is forecast to be severe . Fire under these conditions will be uncontrollable and move quickly.

The fire is expected to put the area of Butlers Point, Courland Bay properties, Friendly Beaches and Harvey's Farm Road at direct severe risk from the fire front within 2 hours

This bushfire is currently not controlled.

Expect embers to be blown around.

This bushfire is currently creating spot-fires up to 400m ahead.These spot fires may threaten your home earlier than the predicted main fire front.

There may be embers, smoke and ash falling on South of Bicheno toward Friendly Beaches .

Reported Road Closures: Friendly Beaches Road, Courland Bay Road, Tar Hill Fire Trail and Harvey's Farm Road .
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