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:
- People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from the burn.
- For advice is available from the Department of Health www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/air/bushfire_smoke or Asthma Australia https://asthma.org.au/about-asthma/triggers/bushfires-and-smoke/
- People traveling in the area should exercise caution if driving in smoke. Turn on your headlights and drive slowly.
- If you live in the area of the fire, stay informed in case conditions change by monitoring local radio stations and the Tasmania Fire Service Website – www.fire.tas.gov.au
Incident number: 21008977
- 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