Friday, January 25, 2019

Smoke alert for Derwent Valley

Smoke over New Norfolk at 3.30pm.
TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE

SMOKE ALERT FOR UPPER DERWENT VALLEY AND MIDLANDS AREAS 

Issued At: 25/01/2019 3:04pm

There are bushfires at several locations across Tasmania. There is no threat to communities.

There is extensive smoke and ash from these fires visible around Upper Derwent Valley and Midlands areas.

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 or the Asthma Foundation of Tasmania  
  • 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
Community Information:

  • For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website 
  • People traveling in the area should exercise caution if driving in smoke. Turn on your headlights and drive slowly.

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