Source: NT Fire Incidents
BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: WATCH and ACT
LOCATION: Larapinta Drive Near Standley Chasm, HUGH
ALERT LEVEL: Watch and Act - There is a heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing. Start taking action now to protect your family and your property.
FIRE TYPE: Bushfire. INFORMATION CURRENT AS AT: 03/08/2022 16:38 hours
STATUS: GOING - A fire which is spreading on one or more fronts. Effective containment strategies are not in place for the entire perimeter.
RISKS FACED BY PEOPLE IN THE AREA: Smoke from this fire may affect visibility, Active fire may occur close to the roadside, Firefighting crews may be working close to the roadside.
WHAT TO DO: Enact your bushfire survival plan. Monitor conditions as they are changing.
ADVICE TO THE PUBLIC: There is a active fire 40kms west of Alice Springs township on the Northern side of Larapinta Drive near Standley Chasm. There is a chance that if the fire crosses the road, it will spread quickly southward towards houses that are south of the current fire ground.
For the safety of firefighting crews and other vehicles, drivers in the area are urged to slow down, turn on headlights and drive safely for the conditions. For further information regarding bushfires, visit Fire Incident Map.
IT IS EXPECTED THIS SITUATION MAY CONTINUE UNTIL: 03/08/2022 19:00 hours
INFORMATION AUTHORISED BY: Incident Controller
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Bushfires NT, Northern Territory Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security