Posted November 07, 2018 10:00:00 This morning’s weather report from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is in.
The BOM has a lot to say about what’s happening in the ACT, but today’s update is a little more interesting.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a map of the state that includes a couple of key points, including the date and time for a fire and a map showing the locations of a number of sites that are likely to be affected.
“Fire conditions” and “explosives” are the key words in the description.
There is no fire in Tasmania, but the state has experienced three fires this week, and one of them caused a massive fire in Darwin’s CBD.
The fire in the CBD has not yet been declared controlled, but according to the BOM, the fire was “very active”.
“A small area of the CBD was hit by an object that struck a car parked on the corner of Dargaville Street and South Street and caused damage,” the Bom writes.
The fires are also expected to impact on other areas, including Hobart, Darwin, and Melbourne.
As the fires continue, BOM regional director, Chris Rennie, has advised people in the affected areas to leave home, especially in the areas around the fire.
“People should take the extra precaution of driving to their residences and avoiding all major roads,” he says.
“There are likely severe road closures, particularly in Darwin and Hobart.
It is important to be vigilant and stay off the roads at all times.”
If you have been affected by the fires, or are planning to visit your home or business, the BMA is advising people to check local travel advisories for the ACT before making a decision about what to do.
The state is also advised to make sure their homes and businesses are safe, and to stay away from bushfires.
It’s also advised people check their fire insurance policies.
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