Source: Tasmania Fire Service
A BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT MESSAGE FOR MANGANA AND TOWER HILL
Issued At: 30/12/2019 4:02pm
There is a bushfire North of Mangana Township
The fire may put Mangana and Tower Hill at severe risk within the next 4 to 6 hours.
Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control.
Burning embers, falling on Mangana and Tower Hill may threaten your home before the main fire.
Smoke and ash may make it difficult to see and breathe.
What to do:
If your home is well prepared for severe risk fires and you can actively defend it, it should provide shelter.
If you are going to leave, make sure you have a clear path to a safer place.
There is a nearby safer place at Fingal Valley Football Club
If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, use it now.
If you don't live near Mangana and Tower Hill, stay away. The roads could become highly dangerous.
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: WATCH AND ACT
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 30-Dec-2019 04:02 PM
First Reported: 30-Dec-2019 03:17 PM
Location: Mangana Road, Fingal
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: Five Hectares
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
1 x HEAVY TANKER
1 x LIGHT TANKER
1 x MEDIUM TANKER
1 x CAR
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