Source: Tasmania Fire Service
A BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING FOR NORTH EAST OF TOWER HILL
Issued At: 31/12/2019 5:16pm
There is a bushfire at North East of Tower Hill.
The fire will put North East of Tower Hill at very high risk Within 2hrs.
This fire will be uncontrollable.
Burning embers, falling on North East of Tower Hill 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 very 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.
There is an Evacuation Centre at St Mary's Hall, Main Road- St Mary's.
There is a nearby safer place at Fingal Football Ground.
If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, use it now.
If you don't live near North East of Tower Hill, stay away.
Listen to ABC Local Radio or look at www.fire.tas.gov.au for more information.
Incident number: 19039699
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-Dec-2019 05:16 PM
First Reported: 30-Dec-2019 03:17 PM
Location: Mangana Road, Fingal
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: 4000ha +
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
6 x LIGHT TANKER
1 x HEAVY TANKER
8 x MEDIUM TANKER
1 x TFS
1 x OTHER
1 x CAR
2 x PERSONNEL CARRIER
State Emergency Service Resources Arrived:
2 x OTHER
2 x RESCUE VEHICLE
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
1 x HEAVY TANKER
1 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT
State Emergency Service Resources Mobilised:
1 x RESCUE VEHICLE
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