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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 03:26 AM

 

Insurers declare catastrophe on Tasmanian fires

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

A flotilla of boats is the lifeline for thousands of people stranded on the Tasman Peninsula as bushfires continue to rage out of control.

People are braced for a second night of bushfire horror with two major blazes, which have emergency warnings, threatening more homes and businesses.

Recreational and commercial vessels are being used to bring in thousands of meals and other essential supplies and to evacuate people most in need.

Police said on Saturday that 600 people, many of them visitors to the area, were set to spend a second night at convict ruins. There were 2000 people at a temporary refuge in Nubeena and another 100 at the Dunalley Hotel.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/insurers-declare-catastrophe-on-tasmanian-fires-20130105-2c9v7.html

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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:05 AM

1. I was in Hobart during a big Fire in 1967

Many people were killed. The Eucalyptus trees burn like they're soaked in accelerant.

The worst part was finding a Beer. The Australian Army was fighting the fire and they got all the Beer. Lucky for me. I was in the Navy and was allowed on their Base, so we got shitfaced with the Diggers and had a grand old time.

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