Friday, January 4, 2019

Smoke alert for Derwent Valley

 SMOKE ALERT For Derwent Valley, Greater Hobart, Huon Valley, D'Entrecasteaux Channel

Issued At: 04/01/2019 11:31am

There is a large bushfire at Gell River, Southwest.

There is no threat to communities.

There may be smoke and ash from this fire visible around Derwent Valley, Greater Hobart, Huon Valley, D'Entrecasteaux Channel.

What to do:

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

People traveling in the area should exercise caution if driving in smoke. Turn on your headlights and drive slowly.

If you live in the area of the fire, stay informed in case conditions change by monitoring local radio stations and the Tasmania Fire Service Website - www.fire.tas.gov.au

Incident number: 18041050
Community Information:

For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website: http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/
Alert Level: WATCH AND ACT
Type: vegetation fire
Last Updated: 04-Jan-2019 11:31 AM
First Reported: 28-Dec-2018 02:02 PM
Location: Gell River, Southwest
Status: Going
Agency: Parks & Wildlife Service
Size: ~8000 ha

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