Maydena bushfire advice updated

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Issued At: 31/01/2019 9:55am

There is a bushfire that started at Gell River, Southwest. The bushfire is now burning south of the Gordon River Road at “The Needles”.

The fire may put Maydena, Tyenna, Mount Field and National Park at risk throughout the evening and into the morning. Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control.

Burning embers, falling on Maydena, Tyenna, Mount Field and National Park 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 high 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.
  • If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, use it now.
  • If you don’t live near Maydena, Tyenna, Mt Field and National Park, stay away. The roads could become highly dangerous.
  • Listen to ABC Local Radio or look at for more information.
Community Information:
  • Fire behaviour is erratic caused by high temperatures and strong winds.
  • Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) ask that visitors do not commence bushwalks or four-wheel driving in remote areas until further notice.
  • For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website
  • Fires can start and spread easily. It is important to report any new fires by phoning Triple Zero (000).
  • For information on current track and visitor facility closures in parks and reserves, please visit the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service website
  • 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  or the Asthma Foundation of Tasmania 

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