A BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT MESSAGE FOR NEW NORFOLK
TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE
Issued At: 03/03/2017 5:19pm
There is an uncontrolled bushfire at Poulters Rd, New Norfolk.
This fire may put New Norfolk at high risk now.
There may be embers, smoke and ash falling on New Norfolk and threaten your home earlier than the main fire.
Fire under these conditions can be uncontrollable and fast moving.
What to do:
If your home is well prepared and actively defended, it should provide shelter.
If you are going to leave, make sure you have a clear path to a safer place.
If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, use it now.
If you don't live near New Norfolk, stay away. The roads could be very dangerous.
Listen to ABC Local Radio or look at www.fire.tas.gov.au for more information.
Incident number: 248755
For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website: http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/
For information about protecting your health during smoky conditions go to http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/alerts/air/bushfire_smoke
UPDATE: Police and firefighters are at the scene of a grass fire in Poulters Rd, New Norfolk. Due to the fire possibly impacting on properties, Glebe Rd has been closed at Lachlan Rd.
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