Friday, January 25, 2019

Maydena returns to "watch and act" alert

BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT MESSAGE FOR MAYDENA, TYENNA, MOUNT FIELD AND NATIONAL PARK

Issued At: 25/01/2019 3:50pm

There is a bushfire at Gell River, Southwest. This fire may put Maydena, Tyenna, Mount Field and National Park at risk today.

The fire has crossed the Gordon River and is progressing south towards Adamsfield. This fire may be difficult to control.

There may be embers, smoke and ash falling on Maydena, Tyenna, Mount Field and National Park.

What to do:

  • You need to start taking action now to protect your family and your home.
  • If you are not prepared for a bushfire, be ready to leave for a safer place.
  • If you don't live near Maydena, Tyenna, Mount Field and National Park, stay away.
  • If you are planning to travel to Strathgordon cancel your plans and stay away.
  • If your family have made a bushfire survival plan, use it now.
  • Keep updated by listening to ABC Local Radio or look at the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au.


Community Information:

  • Gordon Rver Rd at Styx Rd intersection is closed to all traffic prohibiting access to Strathgordon.
  • Gordon River Rd at Strathgordon will be closed at 4pm for all traffic. If you are at Strathgordon and you want to leave you need to leave the area before the road closure.
  • Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) ask that visitors do not commence bushwalks or four-wheel driving in remote areas until further notice.
  • For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website: http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/. The Gordon River Road is currently open giving access to Strathgordon and Pedder Wilderness Lodge.
  • Fires can start and spread easily. It is important to report any new fires by phoning Triple Zero (000).
  • For information on current track and visitor facility closures in parks and reserves, please visit the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service website www.parks.tas.gov.au > Track/Reserve Closures & Visitor Advice
  • People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from the burn.
  • Advice is available from the Department of Health www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/air/bushfire_smoke or the Asthma Foundation of Tasmania www.asthmatas.org.au

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