Bushfire smoke alert for New Norfolk, Plenty, Bushy Park

Bushfire Smoke Alert – Plenty Valley Road, Glenfern – Avoid smoke

This is a Smoke Alert message for New Norfolk, Plenty, Bushy Park and surrounding areas – Avoid smoke.

There is a bushfire at Plenty Valley Road, Glenfern. There is no threat to communities.

There is expected to be smoke, ash and embers from this fire visible around New Norfolk, Plenty, Bushy Park and surrounding areas.

What to do:

People at higher risk from the effects of smoke, including those with medical conditions, should enact their personal plan for avoiding smoke and managing their health.

People traveling in the area should be careful if driving in smoke. Turn on your headlights, drive slowly and be aware of emergency services in the area.

If you live in the area of the fire, stay informed and monitor conditions locally by listening to ABC radio or visiting tasalert.com

Community Information:

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

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/

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