- “More than 1000 people have been evacuated from the peninsula to Hobart via boat, with the final ferryload of 180 people departing Nubeena for the capital early on Sunday morning…”
- There are fears of more casualties, as a number of people remain missing – let’s hope they are all accounted for safely
- The good news – the fires have been downgraded “…The Forcett fire, east of Hobart, has spread and is still active at Taranna and near the larger communities of Forcett, Eaglehawk Neck and Dodges Ferry.Chief fire officer Mike Brown says the fire has been downgraded from an emergency listing to a watch and act. But he says residents still need to be monitoring the situation.”
A good report from Al Jazeera:
The fires are described as the “worst in half a century”.
Also recommended, the video channel of the Tasmania Fire Service.
My thoughts are with the people and communities of Tasmania.