Source: Tasmania Fire Service

A BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT MESSAGE FOR PELHAM
Issued At: 30/12/2019 3:49pm

There is a bushfire at Pelham.

The fire may put Pelham and Pelham Road at high risk now.

Fire under these conditions will be difficult to control.

Burning embers, falling on Pelham may threaten your home before the main fire.

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

What to do:

If your home is well prepared for high risk fires and you 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.

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

If you don't live near Pelham, stay away. The roads could become highly dangerous.

Listen to ABC Local Radio or look at www.fire.tas.gov.au for more information.

Incident number: 19039680
Community Information:
For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website: http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/

People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from the burn.

Advice is available from the Department of Health www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/air/bushfire_smoke or Asthma Australia https://asthma.org.au/about-asthma/triggers/bushfires-and-smoke/

Alert Level: WATCH AND ACT
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 30-Dec-2019 03:49 PM
First Reported: 30-Dec-2019 02:55 PM
Location: Pelham Road, Pelham
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: Not reported
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
1 x HEAVY TANKER

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

Parks and Wildlife Resources Mobilised:
1 x LIGHT TANKER

TFS Current Bushfires