Monday, December 30, 2019

Bushfire emergency warning: Elderslie, Broadmarsh

Tasmania Fire Service Google Map showing the areas likely to
be threatened by the Pelham bushfire. Click image to enlarge.
BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING FOR ELDERSLIE AND BROADMARSH

Issued At: 30/12/2019 5:58pm
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There is an uncontrolled bushfire which started near Pelham Rd, Pelham.

The fire is expected to put Elderslie and Broadmarsh at high risk this afternoon and this evening. This includes Bluff Rd, Grahams Creek Road and Storeys Rd.

The fire danger will be severe. Fire under these conditions will be uncontrollable and fast moving.

Embers, smoke and ash falling on Elderslie and Broadmarsh could threaten your home earlier than the main fire.

What to do:
  • The SAFEST thing to do is go to a safer location now well before the fire hits.
  • If you are going to leave, make sure there is a clear road to a safer place. There is an evacuation centre opening at 6.30pm at Brighton Civic Centre at 25 Green Point Rd, Bridgewater.
  • Only strongly defended homes, made to be bushfire proof in severe conditions, can protect your life.
  • Do not try to travel to the area as the roads could be highly dangerous.
  • Listen to ABC Local Radio or look at www.fire.tas.gov.au for more information.

Incident number: 19039680. Community Information:
  • 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. For advice is available from the Department of Health www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/air/bushfire_smoke or Asthma Australia https://asthma.org.au/about-asthma/triggers/bushfires-and-smoke/

Alert Level: EMERGENCY WARNING
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 30-Dec-2019 05:58 PM
First Reported: 30-Dec-2019 02:55 PM
Location: Pelham Rd, Pelham
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: Not reported
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
  1 x OTHER
  1 x TFS
  1 x ROTARY WING: MEDIUM
  4 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT
  1 x CAR
  1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER

Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
  1 x LIGHT TANKER
  1 x HEAVY TANKER
  1 x OTHER
  1 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT
  1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER

Parks and Wildlife Resources Mobilised:
  3 x LIGHT TANKER

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