LATEST TFS UPDATE
Bushfire update - Thursday 31 January
Fire crews have spent another night patrolling bushfire affected areas.
At the Riveaux Road fire, crews continued to patrol and protect properties. There was some increased fire activity in the Kermandie area.
This morning an updated Emergency Warning was issued for the Lonnavale area including Denison Road, Woolleys Road and Lonnavale Road due to an increase in fire activity on that edge of the fire.
In the south Central Highlands, the Great Pine Tier fire activity remained quiet overnight with patrol crews extinguishing hotspots.
There were no reports of significant flare-ups around Zeehan and Rosebery. These fires remain at advice level.
Some rain was reported on fireground overnight but had little impact on the fires.
South westerly winds are forecast to remain for much of today with speeds of 30-35 km per hour.
Crews will focus efforts on protecting property and suppression in areas around Lonnavale, Judbury, Glen Huon and Franklin in the south and Penstock Lagoon, Shannon Tier, Miena and Liawenee.
Other crews will take advantage of the wind change to containment lines and attack the fires in the southeastern areas to prepare for expected northerly winds on Sunday
No further property losses have been confirmed from overnight. Impact assessments are still underway.
Confirmed property losses, as already reported:
1 x shack (Skittleball Plains - Great Pine Tier fire)
Lake Laura Hut (3x3m fishers hut, Great Pine Tier fire)
Kayak shed (Riveaux Road fire)
This week, commencing Monday 28 Jan
3 x houses at Glen Huon (Riveaux Road fire)
Churchill's Hut (Gell River fire)
Shipping container (Braeside Road, Castle Forbes Bay - Riveaux Road fire)
10km fencing (Great Pine Tier fire)
Shed (Waddamana - Great Pine Tier fire)
CURRENT EMERGENCY WARNINGS
(AS OF 10AM 31/01/19)
BERMUDA ROAD - SOUTH OF JUDBURY
GEEVESTON, PORT HUON, CAIRNS BAY
WATERLOO, SURGES BAY, BROOKS BAY, GLENDEVIE, AND POLICE POINT
NORTH OF GEEVESTON
CASTLE FORBES BAY AREA
BASHAN PLAINS AND GATHERING HILL
JEAN BANKS ROAD, BETWEEN WADDAMANA AND HEMITAGE
STEPPES SOUTH TO GLOVERS ROAD
CURRENT WATCH & ACTS
(AS OF 10AM 31/01/19)
DOVER, SURVEYORS BAY AND SURROUNDING AREAS
EASTERN EDGE OF LAKE ECHO AND WADDAMANA
BRONTE PARK AREA, LAKE BIG JIM AND LONDON LAKES
HERMITAGE AND SURROUNDS
BARREN TIER AND SHANNON AREAS
MAYDENA, TYENNA, MOUNT FIELD AND NATIONAL PARK
The TFS advises the community to:
Heed the total fire bans in place;
Review your bushfire survival plan now;
If you don't have a bushfire survival plan, decide now what you and your family will do if a fire breaks out in your area;
If you decide to stay and defend your property, make sure you are physically and mentally prepared for this;
Continue to report unlisted fires to TFS by calling Triple Zero;