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Bushfire Watch & Act Message – Meadowbank Rd, Meadowbank

Current from: 6.31pm until 8.30pm 25/02/2012  or further notice

There is a large bushfire at Meadowbank Rd, Meadowbank. The fire danger rating in this area is very high. Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control.

This fire may affect the communities of Glenora, Gretna and Bushy Park within the next 2-3 hours.

This bushfire is currently not controlled. This bushfire is currently creating spot-fires up to 1km ahead of the fire.These spot fires may threaten your home earlier than the predicted main fire front. There may be embers, smoke and ash falling in the south-east direction.

Reported road closures:  Meadowbank Rd, south of the ski club   

What to do:

  • Activate your bushfire plan now
  • If your home is well constructed, prepared and actively defended, it may provide shelter
  • If you don’t have a plan or your plan is to leave – leave now only if the path is clear
  • If you are away from home: Do not try to return to your home as the roads in this area could be highly dangerous
  • Non-residents should stay away from the affected areas

Monitor ABC Local Radio and the TFS website www.fire.tas.gov.au for further instructions

Community information:

  • Smoke may affect the northern area of Hobart.
  • Visibilty may be affected when travelling on the Lyell Highway due to smoke.

Tasmania Fire Service resources in attendance:
5 x HEAVY TANKER
4 x LIGHT TANKER
2 x MEDIUM TANKER
4 x PERSONNEL CARRIER
1 x CAR
1 x ROTARY WING: MEDIUM
1 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT

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