Monitor conditions: Highland Waters and surrounds

BushfireWatch and ActHighland Waters, Central Highlands and Surrounds – Monitor conditions as they are changing

This is a BushfireWatch and Act message for Highland Waters in the vicinity of Victoria Valley Road and Wigrams Way – Monitor conditions as they are changing.

The fire is travelling towards Highland Waters. The fire is expected to be controlled.

Embers, smoke, and ash may fall on Highland Waters in the vicinity of Victoria Valley Road and Wigrams Way.

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

THIS ALERT WAS ISSUED AT 10AM ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 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 a Relief Centre in Hamilton at 15 Franklin Place, Hamilton. 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 Highland Waters in the vicinity of Victoria Valley Road and Wigrams Way, 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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