Source: Tasmania Fire Service

WATCH AND ACT - ELIZABETH AND FRANKLIN STREETS, LEWISHAM - MONITOR CONDITIONS AS THEY ARE CHANGING
Warning Issued At: 22/02/2022 2:08pm
Incident number: 22007289
This is a bushfire watch and act message for Elizabeth and Franklin Streets, Lewisham.

This fire is expected to impact Elizabeth and Franklin Streets, Lewisham now.

The fire is travelling Towards Elizabeth and Franklin Streets Lewisham.

The fire is expected to be difficult to control.

Embers, smoke and ash may fall on Elizabeth and Franklin Streets, Lewisham.

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

What to do:

Take action now to protect yourself, your family, and your home.

If you are not prepared for a bushfire, be ready to leave for a safer place.

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

If you don't live near Elizabeth and Franklin Streets, Lewisham, 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: WATCH AND ACT
Type: Vegetation Fire
Last Updated: 22-Feb-2022 02:08 PM
First Reported: 22-Feb-2022 01:34 PM
Location: Lewisham Scenic Drive, Lewisham
Status: Going
Agency: Tasmania Fire Service
Size: Not reported
Attending Resources:
Tasmania Fire Service Resources Arrived:
3 x HEAVY TANKER
2 x LIGHT TANKER
2 x MEDIUM TANKER
1 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT
1 x ROTARY WING: MEDIUM
1 x CAR
1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER

Tasmania Fire Service Resources Mobilised:
2 x HEAVY TANKER
1 x FIXED WING: LOW
1 x ROTARY WING: MEDIUM
1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER

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