Avoid the area: Dee, Bradys, Tarraleah and surrounds

Bushfire Watch and Act Dee, Bradys Lake, Tarraleah and Surrounds – Avoid the Area

This is a Bushfire Watch and Act message for Dee, Bradys Lake, Tarraleah and Surrounds – Avoid the area.

The fire is travelling towards Bradys Lake. The fire is slowing but is not yet controlled.

Embers, smoke, and ash may fall on Dee, Bradys Lake, Tarraleah and Surrounds.

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

THIS ALERT WAS ISSUED AT 7.25PM ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2024.
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ROAD CLOSURE DETAILS

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.

There is an Evacuation Centre at New Norfolk Sports Centre – 50 Derwent Terrace, New Norfolk. Only travel if it is safe for you to do so.

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

If you don’t live near Dee, Bradys Lake, Tarraleah 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.

See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read our print edition every second Friday.

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