Smoke alert for Derwent Valley

TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE SMOKE ALERT FOR NEW NORFOLK, BUSHY PARK, WESTERWAY AND GRETNA

Issued At: 11/03/2021 9:36am CLICK HERE FOR LATEST UPDATE

There is a bushfire at Styx Rd, Styx. There is no threat to communities.

There may be smoke and ash from this fire visible around New Norfolk, Bushy Park, Westerway and Gretna.

What to do:

Incident number: 21008977

Community Information:

  • For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website: http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/
  • New road rules apply in Tasmania. Motorists must slow to 40km/h when passing a stationary or slow moving emergency vehicle(s) with red and blue lights flashing or sounding alarm. This will assist in keeping emergency services personnel safe.  https://www.rsac.tas.gov.au/slow-down-for-emergency-vehicles
  • For the latest information on the COVID-19 situation in Tasmania, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au or call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline.
  • If your plan is to evacuate/leave? The best option is to stay with family or friends. There may be a higher risk of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in an evacuation centre, not only to those seeking shelter but also to emergency services and evacuation centre personnel. Physical distancing is to be maintained at all times in evacuation centres.

Alert Level: NO ALERT LEVEL. Type: Vegetation Fire

  • Last Updated: 11-Mar-2021 09:36 AM.
  • First Reported: 10-Mar-2021 11:06 AM.
  • Location: Styx Road, Styx.
  • Status: Going
  • Agency: Forestry
  • Size:73 hectares.
  • Attending Resources:
  • Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
    1 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT
    1 x ROTARY WING: MEDIUM

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