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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Maydena fire warning downgraded


There is a bushfire at Gell River, Southwest. There is no immediate threat.

Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control.

What to do:
  • People in Maydena, Tyenna, Mount Field and National Park should keep up to date by listening to ABC Local Radio or look at the TFS website at
  • Well prepared homes are defendable in these conditions.
  • If you are not prepared for a bushfire, think about leaving for a safe place if it gets more dangerous.
  • If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, check it now.
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
  • For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website:
  • 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
  • For information about Department of Education site closures due to fire danger, check the latest information at: This information includes Child and Family Centres, Libraries and Schools

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