Monday, December 30, 2019

Bushfire emergency warning for Pelham

Updated Tasmania Fire Service Google Map showing the area
of the Pelham bushfire near Gretna. Click image to enlarge.
BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING FOR PELHAM TIER RD AND HONNERS RD

Issued at: 30/12/2019 4:22pm
CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION

An uncontrolled bushfire at Pelham will put lives in danger and may destroy homes now.

This fire is moving south- easterly towards Bluff Rd and Elderslie.

The fire is creating dangerous spot fires ahead of the main fire front. Thick smoke and thousands of embers will cause fires all around you. Fires will move quickly and may come from many directions.

What to do:
  • The SAFEST way to survive is to evacuate NOW for a safer place. Safer places include Brighton and Hamilton.
  • If you don't have safe route to a safer place, shelter inside your home until the fire passes.
  • Do not try to return if you are out of the area.
  • 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 04:22 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 TFS
  3 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT
  1 x CAR

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

Parks and Wildlife Resources Mobilised:
  3 x LIGHT TANKER

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