Warning to Portal Rd, Bradys Lake and surrounds

Bushfire Watch and ActPortal Road, Bradys Lake and Surrounds – Prepare to Leave

This is a BushfireWatch and Act message for Portal Road, Bradys Lake and Surrounds – Prepare to leave.

This fire may impact Portal Road, Bradys Lake and Surrounds by 4pm.

The fire is travelling towards Bradys Lake. The fire is expected to be difficult to control.

Embers, smoke, and ash may fall on Portal Rd, Bradys Lake and Surrounds.

Tasmania Fire Service, Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service is attending. Conditions are expected to be changeable.

THIS ALERT WAS ISSUED AT 11.59AM ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2024.
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What to do:

Take action now to protect yourself, your family, and your home.

If you are not prepared for a bushfire, be ready to leave for a safer place.

If you have made a bushfire plan, check it now.

If you don’t live near Portal Road, Bradys Lake and Surrounds, stay away.

For fire updates, listen to ABC Local Radio or visit tasalert.com

Community Information:

For information on current road closures, visit the Tasmania Police website: police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/

People at higher risk from the effects of smoke, including those with medical conditions, are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke and managing their health. Advice is available from the Department of Health health.tas.gov.au/health-topics/environmental-health/air-quality or Asthma Australia asthma.org.au/triggers/wood-heaters-woodfires-and-bushfires/

If there is a fire and your plan is to evacuate or leave, the best option is to stay with family or friends.

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