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A Bushfire Emergency Warning For Penstock Lagoon

Published on Jan. 22, 2019
Looking back toward Miena and the fire front from Liawenee on Mon 21 Jan 2019
Looking back toward Miena and the fire from Liawenee yesterday

Issued At: 22/01/2019 11:36am

There is a bushfire at Great Pine Tier, Central Plateau

The fire will put Penstock Lagoon at very high risk within the next two hours.

This fire will be difficult to control.

Burning embers, falling on Penstock Lagoon will threaten your home before the main fire.

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

What to do:

If your home is well prepared for very high risk fires and you can actively defend it, it should provide shelter.

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

If safe to, drive towards Poatina or Bothwell.

There is an Evacuation Centre at Bothwell Town Hall, Alexander Street Bothwell.

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

If you don't live near Penstock Lagoon, stay away.

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

Incident number: 19001519

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