NUBEENA residents on the Tasman Peninsula are being urged to active their bushfire plan due to a large bushfire at Stormlea Road.
The fire danger rating high, meaning fire under these conditions can be difficult to control .
The fire may this afternoon affect the communities of Stormlea Road and White Beach and it is not controlled.
Spot fires may threaten homes earlier than the predicted main fire front and there may be embers, smoke and ash falling on Stormlea and Highland roads, White Beach and Nubeena.
Police have declared the Tasman Peninsula a serious incident site, meaning people must obey directions from police.
The declaration has been made to ensure public safety and the security of evacuated premises and to preserve any evidence at the site.
The Arthur Highway remains closed.