A Bushfire Advice Message For Castle Forbes Bay, Geeveston, Waterloo, Surges Bay and Glendevie areas

Issued At: 19/02/2019 5:55pm

There is a bushfire that started at Riveaux Road, Southwest.

There is no immediate threat to Castle Forbes Bay, Geeveston, Waterloo, Surges Bay and Glendevie areas, however people need to remain vigilant.

What to do:

People in Castle Forbes Bay, Geeveston, Waterloo, Surges Bay and Glendevie areas should keep up to date by listening to ABC Local Radio or look at the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au.

Well prepared homes are defendable in these conditions.

If you are not prepared for a bushfire, think about leaving for a safe place if it gets more dangerous.

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

Incident number: 19001635
Community Information:

A large number of uncontrolled hot spots remain burning in the areas from South Franklin to Glendevie.

It is important you stay up to date with the current fire information via the TFS website www.fire.tas.gov.au or local ABC radio.

Warning - Areas impacted by fire pose a number of risks and hazards to the public and fire crews. There are still a number of roads closed, and the public must adhere to road closure signage and refrain from entering these areas. Roads impacted by fire remain a significant risk of fallen trees or trees that have potential to fall without notice. Roads may be damaged, be slippery, have damage to local bridges, and normal roadside warning signs damaged or destroyed. Please slow down and drive to the conditions as emergency service vehicles continue to use these roads.

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

TasRECOVERY - Information and Service Hubs:
Huonville Information and Services Hub - 121 Huon Highway (cnr Walton Street). Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (starting Monday 18 February), 10am - 5pm.
Dover: Esperance Multipurpose Health Centre (Chapman Ave) - Tuesday 19 and 26 February, 12:30pm - 5pm.
Geeveston Community Hall (Brady Street) - Thursday 21 and 28 February, 12pm - 5pm.
More information at http://alert.tas.gov.au

Information regarding Recovery and Restoration Grants can be found at: http://alert.tas.gov.au/recovery/Pages/FinancialAssistance.aspx

Track, park and campground closures: Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service www.parks.tas.gov.au click on Track/Reserve Closures & Visitor Advice.

Alert Level: ADVICE
Type: vegetation fire
Last Updated: 2019-02-19
First Reported: 2019-01-16
Location: Riveaux Road, Southwest
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: approximately 64,030 hectares
Attending Resources:

Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
  1 x TFS