Source: Tasmania Fire Service

EMERGENCY WARNING - MACINTOSH DAM ROAD, TULLAH AND SURROUNDING AREAS - EVACUATE NOW

Warning Issued At: 22/01/2022 7:06pm
Incident number: 22003281
This is a bushfire emergency warning message for MacIntosh Dam Road, Tullah and surrounding areas - Evacuate now.

There is a bushfire near Tullah that is out of control.

Tullah is expected to be at high risk now

The fire is travelling North East, towards Tullah.

Burning embers may threaten your home before the main fire arrives.

Smoke and ash may make it difficult to see and breathe.

Tasmania Fire Service and Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service is attending. Conditions are expected to worsen.

What to do:

If your home is well prepared and you can actively defend it, it may provide shelter.

If your home is unprepared, go to a safer location now only if the path is clear.

There is no evacuation centre in place.

There is a nearby safer place at Tullah Sports Hall, 24 Farrell Street, Tullah.

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

If you don't live near Tullah, stay away.

For fire updates, listen to ABC Local Radio or visit the TFS website at fire.tas.gov.au.

Community Information:
For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website: www.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 dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/air/bushfire_smoke or Asthma Australia www.asthma.org.au.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 situation in Tasmania, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au or call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline (1800 671 738).

If there is a fire and your plan is to evacuate or 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: EMERGENCY WARNING
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 22-Jan-2022 07:06 PM
First Reported: 22-Jan-2022 04:51 PM
Location: Mackintosh Bridge, Tullah
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: greater than 2ha
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
3 x MEDIUM TANKER
1 x LIGHT TANKER
1 x HEAVY TANKER
2 x FIXED WING: LOW
1 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT

State Emergency Service Resources Arrived:
1 x RESCUE VEHICLE
2 x PERSONNEL CARRIER

Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
2 x LIGHT TANKER

Parks and Wildlife Resources Mobilised:
2 x LIGHT TANKER
1 x CAR



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