Source: Tasmania Fire Service

WATCH AND ACT - SISTERS BEACH - BANKSIA AVE, SERRATA CRES, IRBYS CIRCUS - SISTERS BEACH - BE AWARE OF EMBER ATTACK

This is a bushfire watch and act message for Sisters Beach - Banksia Ave, Serrata Cres, Irbys Circus - Sisters Beach.

There is an uncontrolled bushfire at Sisters Beach Road, Sisters Beach.

This fire is expected to put Sisters Beach - Banksia Ave, Serrata Cres, Irbys Circus - Sisters Beach at high risk by next 10 minutes.

The fire is travelling North West, towards Banksia Avenue.

Embers, smoke and ash may fall on Sisters Beach - Banksia Ave, Serrata Cres, Irbys Circus - Sisters Beach and threaten you and your home before the main fire arrives.

Tasmania Fire Service 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 an Evacuation Centre at Not established.

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

If you do not live near Sisters Beach - Banksia Ave, Serrata Cres, Irbys Circus - Sisters 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: 11/12/2021 5:19pm
Incident number: 21035627
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: WATCH AND ACT
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 11-Dec-2021 05:19 PM
First Reported: 11-Dec-2021 04:26 PM
Location: Sisters Beach Road, Sisters Beach
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: Not reported
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
1 x LIGHT TANKER
3 x HEAVY TANKER

Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
1 x HEAVY TANKER
1 x LIGHT TANKER
1 x MEDIUM TANKER
1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER

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