Source: Tasmania Fire Service

This is a bushfire emergency warning message for Olinda Grove, Mt Nelson.

There is a bushfire near Olinda Grove, Mt Nelson that is out of control.

Olinda Grove, Mt Nelson is expected to be at severe risk now

The fire is travelling North West, towards Olinda Grove.

Burning embers may threaten your home before the main fire arrives.

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

Tasmania Fire Service is attending. Conditions are expected to be changeable.

What to do:

If your home is well prepared and you can actively defend it, it may provide shelter.

If your home is unprepared, go to a safer location now only if the path is clear.

There is no evacuation centre in place.

If you have made a bushfire plan, use it now.

If you don't live near Olinda Grove, Mt Nelson, stay away.

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

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: EMERGENCY WARNING
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 19-Feb-2022 03:14 PM
First Reported: 19-Feb-2022 02:23 PM
Location: Oberon Court, Dynnyrne
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: Not reported
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
3 x LIGHT TANKER
1 x HEAVY TANKER
2 x MEDIUM TANKER
1 x OTHER

Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
2 x HEAVY PUMPER
1 x HEAVY TANKER
4 x LIGHT TANKER
2 x MEDIUM TANKER
1 x FIXED WING: LOW
1 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT
1 x ROTARY WING: MEDIUM

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