How hot is it where you are, and are fires burning near you? Today has been the hottest day ever in Hobart. There are large fires burning in Tasmania, The worse in the Dunnalley area where houses have been lost. No deaths or injuries reported. The Arthur Highway is closed so no-one can get out of the Tasman Peninsula. If people from the Peninsula want to evacuate they have to travel further south down the Peninsula to a refuge at Nubeena. I am not sure what is happening to any tourists visiting Port Arthur. There are three other refuges that have been set up in Southern Tasmania (one at New Norfolk, one at Sorell, and I am not sure where the other is.