Watch and Act at Humpty Doo

NORTHERN TERRITORY FIRE AND RESCUE MESSAGE: WATCH and ACT

LOCATION: Hayball Road, Collard Road, Freds Pass Road, Barrow Road, Kennedy Road

ALERT LEVEL: Watch and Act – There is a heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing. Start taking action now to protect your family and your property.

FIRE TYPE: Bushfire.

INFORMATION CURRENT AS AT: 24/08/2020 14:04 hours

STATUS: GOING – A fire which is spreading on one or more fronts. Effective containment strategies are not in place for the entire perimeter.

RISKS FACED BY PEOPLE IN THE AREA: Smoke from this fire may affect visibility. Active fire may occur close to the roadside. Firefighting crews may be working close to the roadside. A bushfire is running or contained under very high to extreme weather conditions. The risk of loss of life or threat to properties is almost certain or has occurred. NTFRS is primarily undertaking defensive strategies to protect lives and property.

ADVICE TO THE PUBLIC: For the safety of firefighting crews and other vehicles, drivers in the area are urged to slow down, turn on headlights and drive safely for the conditions. There will be aerial water bombing activities occurring in the area. Please take shelter and do not go outside if in the affected areas. For further information regarding bushfires, visit Fire Incident Map.

IT IS EXPECTED THIS SITUATION MAY CONTINUE UNTIL: 24/08/2020 15:00 hours

INFORMATION AUTHORISED BY: NTFRS Territory Duty Officer

RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service