Saturday, January 5, 2019

Smoke alert for Westerway, Ellendale and surrounds

TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE

SMOKE ALERT For National Park, Westerway, Ellendale and surrounds

Issued At: 05/01/2019 1:42pm

There is a bushfire at Gell River - Southwest.

There is no threat to communities.

There may be smoke and ash from this fire visible around National Park, Westerway, Ellendale and surrounds.

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.
Incident number: 18041050

Community Information: 
For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website.

Alert Level: ADVICE
Type: vegetation fire
Last Updated: 05-Jan-2019 01:42 PM
First Reported: 28-Dec-2018 02:02 PM
Location: Gell River - Southwest
Status: Going
Agency: Parks & Wildlife Service
Size: 17,000ha
Attending Resources:

Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
  1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER

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