Monday, February 4, 2019

Latest advice on Gell River bushfire

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

Issued At: 04/02/2019 11:43am (click here for the latest version)

Click here for the advice message for Strathgordon

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

Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control. Burning embers, falling on Maydena, Tyenna, Mt Field and National Park may threaten your home before the main fire.

Smoke and ash may make it difficult to see and breathe.

What to do:
  • If your home is well prepared for high risk fires and you can actively defend it, 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 Maydena, Tyenna, Mount Field and National Park, stay away. The roads could become highly dangerous.
  • Listen to ABC Local Radio or look at www.fire.tas.gov.au for more information.

Community Information:
  • 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 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.
  • For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website: www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/.
  • 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
  • For information about Department of Education site closures due to fire danger, check the latest information at: www.education.tas.gov.au/about-us/alerts/. This information includes Child and Family Centres, Libraries and Schools

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