Source: Tasmania Fire Service

WATCH AND ACT - BROWNS CREEK ROAD, BAKERS BEACH - IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED LEAVE NOW
This is a bushfire watch and act message for Browns Creek Road, Bakers Beach.

There is an uncontrolled bushfire at Bakers Beach Road, Harford.

This fire is expected to put Browns Creek Road, Bakers Beach at high risk within the next 2 hours.

The fire is travelling West, towards Browns Creek Road, Bakers Beach.

Embers, smoke and ash may fall on Browns Creek Road, Bakers Beach and threaten you and your home before the main fire arrives.

Tasmania Fire Service, STT and PWS is attending. Conditions are expected to worsen.

What to do:

If you have prepared your home and can actively defend it, it should provide shelter.

If you are going to leave, make sure you have a clear path to a safer place.

There is no evacuation centre in place

If your family has made a bushfire plan, use it now.

If you do not live near Browns Creek Road, Bakers Beach, stay away. The roads could be very dangerous.

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

Warning Issued At: 18/12/2021 6:04pm
Incident number: 21036528
Community Information:
Smoke may be noticeable on Bakers Beach Road, Frankford Road and Bowens Road.

For information on current road closures, please 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 dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/air/bushfire_smoke or Asthma Australia asthma.org.au/about-asthma/triggers/bushfires-and-smoke/.

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: WATCH AND ACT
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 18-Dec-2021 06:04 PM
First Reported: 18-Dec-2021 11:32 AM
Location: Bakers Beach Road, Harford
Status: Going
Agency: FORESTRY
Size: 3.5 hectares
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
1 x ROTARY WING: MEDIUM
2 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT

Sustainable Timber Tasmania Resources Arrived:
4 x LIGHT TANKER

Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
1 x LIGHT TANKER
2 x MEDIUM TANKER
1 x HEAVY TANKER
2 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT

Parks and Wildlife Resources Mobilised:
2 x LIGHT TANKER

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