Bushfire now contained

Tasmania Fire Service
Bushfire Advice Message

Meadowbank Rd, Meadowbank

Current from: 29/2/2012 5:36PM until: 1/3/2012 1PM or further notice

There is a large bushfire at Meadowbank Rd, Meadowbank.

The fire danger rating in this area overnight is forecast to be low-moderate. Fire under these conditions can be controlled .

There is no immediate threat to communities. This bushfire is currently within established containment lines.

There may be embers, smoke and ash falling along Rockmount Rd and Ellendale Rd, from Gordon River Road north to Jones River Rd. 

Reported road closures:  Meadowbank Rd  

What to do:

  • Review your bushfire plan now; well constructed and prepared homes are defendable in these conditions.
    Unless you are a resident or have urgent business, consider avoiding travel in this area.
  • Stay informed in case conditions change.
  • Monitor ABC Local Radio and www.fire.tas.gov.au for further information.

Current Bushfire Summary Information:
Firefighting crews have spent Wednesday backburning and consolidating control lines on the western side of the fire. The far northern, eastern and southern flanks are well contained with a small amount of fire activity backing down Glenora Sugarloaf.

Crews have utilised a helicopter to water bomb and assist with back burning operations and provide aerial reconnaissance.

Many hotspots remain around the fire edge and within the burnt area particularly the western side. Fire crews are mopping up around assets and the fire edge in these areas. Smoke will continue to emanate from the fire and hang in the Derwent Valley until significant rain occurs.
 
An advice message remains in place for Rockmount Rd and Ellendale Rd area and residents are to remain vigilant in other areas. Residents who self-evacuated are free to return to the area.

Crews will return on Thursday to complete further work on control lines.

All roads except Meadowbank Road are open.

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