Source: NT Fire Incidents

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: WATCH and ACT

LOCATION: Stuart Highway, STUART ESTATE

ALERT LEVEL: Watch and Act - There is a heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing. Start taking action now to protect your family and your property.

FIRE TYPE: Bushfire

INFORMATION CURRENT AS AT:21/10/2019 11:52:00

STATUS: GOING - A fire which is spreading on one or more fronts. Effective containment strategies are not in place for the entire perimeter.

RISKS FACED BY PEOPLE IN THE AREA: Smoke from this fire may affect visibility, Active fire may occur close to the roadside, Firefighting crews may be working close to the roadside, A bushfire is running or contained under very high to extreme weather conditions, The risk of loss of life or threat to properties is almost certain or has occurred, Bushfires NT is primarily undertaking defensive strategies to protect lives and property.

ADVICE TO THE PUBLIC: The fire has multiple fronts, between Charles Darwin University Rural College and south of the Beasly Road and Sullivan Road intersection, north of Katherine. The fire is continuing to travel in a west north westerly direction under strong winds. Crews are on ground undertaking defensive strategies, in current weather conditions these strategies are less effective and spread of fire is difficult to contain.

IT IS EXPECTED THIS SITUATION MAY CONTINUE UNTIL: 1800hrs
INFORMATION AUTHORISED BY: Chief Fire Control Officer

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