News from Ellendale

ABC Radio news has published an online report and photo gallery from Ellendale following its visit to the town this morning. This includes an interview with a Victorian firefighter based in the Derwent Valley town, and an interview with a Karanja resident who has experience this year’s bushfire as well

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Repulse fire – afternoon update

Tasmania Fire ServiceBushfire Watch & Act Message Dawson Road, LAKE REPULSE Current from: 8/01/2013 3:35PM  until:  8/01/2013 6:00PM or further notice There is a large bushfire at Dawson Rd, LAKE REPULSE. The fire is currently due east of Ellendale. The fire danger rating in this area is forecast to be

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Advice to Risbys Rd, Ellendale

Tasmania Fire ServiceWatch and Act MessageRisbys Road Dawson Road, LAKE REPULSE Current from: 8/01/2013 1:02PM  until:  8/01/2013 3:00PM or further notice Residents of Risbys Rd are advised the fire is in close proximity. If they wish to leave the area they need to relocate now, south to Ellendale, only if

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Watch and act message reissued

Tasmania Fire ServiceBushfire Watch & Act MessageRE-ISSUED Dawson Road, LAKE REPULSE Current from: 8/01/2013 12:44 PM  until:  8/01/2013 2:00PM  or further notice There is a large bushfire at Dawson Road, LAKE REPULSE. The fire is now due east of Ellendale. The fire danger rating in this area is forecast to

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ABC live from Ellendale

ABC Local Radio announcer Joel Rheinberger is pictured preparing for his live broadcast from the Ellendale Fire Station, which starts just after the 11am news. Listen live on 936AM or via the webstream at http://www.abc.net.au/hobart/?ref=nav 11.05am: The first guest is Nathan Ransley from Tasmania Fire Service who has described the

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Repulse fire – day five status

Tasmania Fire ServiceBushfire Watch & Act Message UPDATED Dawson Road, LAKE REPULSE Current from: 8/01/2013 11:43AM  until:  8/01/2013 2:00PM or further notice The communities of Ellendale, Karanja, Westerway, Hamilton and Ouse should remain vigilant and be prepared for any changes in the fire activity. Current from: 8/01/2013 9:24AM  until:  8/01/2013 NOON or further

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ABC live from the Valley

ABC Local Radio will broadcast live from Ellendale this morning, following yesterday’s transmission from Sorell and in advance of a program from Bicheno this afternoon. These broadcasts form part of the national broadcaster’s response to the bushfire emergency throughout Tasmania. Joel Rheinberger will broadcast from Ellendale from 11am and Penny

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Total fire ban Tuesday

TASMANIA FIRE SERVICETOTAL FIRE BAN TUESDAY January 8 has been declared a Day of Total Fire Ban for the whole state.   No fires may be lit or be allowed to remain alight in the open air from midnight tonight until 11.59pm tomorrow night. General Advice on a Day of

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New Norfolk man faces charges

TASMANIA POLICEMedia Release Police will proceed against a 31 year old man from New Norfolk in relation to an unattended campfire at Repulse Dam on Thursday 3 January 2013. This charge arises from Police investigations into that fire. The man will be proceeded against under Section 69 of the Fire

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Repulse fire latest

Tasmania Fire ServiceBushfire Watch & Act Message Dawson Road, LAKE REPULSE Current from: 7/01/2013 5:44 PM  until: 7/01/2013 8:00PM or further notice There is a  large  bushfire at Dawson Road, LAKE REPULSE  . The fire is now due East of Ellendale. The fire danger rating in this area is  high

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Bushfire photo gallery

THANKS to Nicole and Jason Lawrence for this series of photos taken over the last few days in various locations affected by the Lake Repulse bushfire. All readers are welcome to send their own photos from the bushfire or any other newsworthy events to newnorfolknews@gmail.com Ellendale township Hamilton Showground Hamilton

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Monday bushfire update

Tasmania Fire ServiceBushfire Watch & Act Message Dawson Road, LAKE REPULSECurrent from:07/01/2013 11:34 AM    until:  07/01/2013 02:00 PM   or further notice There is a large bushfire at Dawson Rd, LAKE REPULSE. The fire is now due east of Ellendale. The fire danger rating in this area is high. Fire under

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