TAS Bushfire Emergency Warning: Winkleigh


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Source: Tasmania Fire Service

Issued At: 31/01/2020 2:07pm

There is a bushfire at Winkleigh.

The fire will put Winkleigh at high risk 10 minutes.

This fire will be difficult to control.

Burning embers, falling on Winkleigh and Glengarry Road will threaten your home before the main fire.

Smoke and ash will 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 your home is unprepared go to a safer location now only if the path is clear.

If the path is clear, travel south to Glengarry but only if safe to do so.

There is an Evacuation Centre at There is no evacuation centre at this time..

There is a nearby safer place at No NSP available.

If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, use it now.

If you don't live near Winkleigh, stay away.

Listen to ABC Local Radio or look at www.fire.tas.gov.au for more information.

Incident number: 20003279
Community Information:
For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website: http://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 Asthma Australia https://asthma.org.au/about-asthma/triggers/bushfires-and-smoke/

Alert Level: EMERGENCY WARNING
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 31-Jan-2020 02:07 PM
First Reported: 31-Jan-2020 12:56 PM
Location: Rookery Road, Winkleigh
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: Not reported

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