Source: NT Fire Incidents

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: WATCH and ACT

***UPDATE at 23/07/2019 3:00pm***

LOCATION: Acacia Gap Road, ACACIA HILLS

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: 23/07/2019 15:00:00

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.

ADVICE TO THE PUBLIC: Road closures are now in place for Colton Road, Whiteman Road, Monck Road, Walter Road, and Claremont Road.
School bus routes 215 and 429 will not be operating in the fire affected area. Parents of all affected students have been contacted by Buslink.
Properties in the Colton Park area should be enacting their Bushfire Action Plans.
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. For further information regarding bushfires, visit Fire Incident Map.

IT IS EXPECTED THIS SITUATION MAY CONTINUE UNTIL: 23/07/2019 16:30:00

INFORMATION AUTHORISED BY: Senior Fire Control Officer

RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Bushfires NT, Northern Territory Department of Environment and Natural Resources

***EARLIER***
BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE

LOCATION: Acacia Gap Road, ACACIA HILLS
ALERT LEVEL: Advice - A fire has started in the area. Monitor the situation for changes.

FIRE TYPE: Bushfire . INFORMATION CURRENT AS AT: 23/07/2019 13:05:00

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.

ADVICE TO THE PUBLIC: Bushfires NT are responding to a fire in the vicinity of the Gas Pipeline on Acacia Gap Road, ACACIA HILLS. 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. For further information regarding bushfires, visit Fire Incident Map.

IT IS EXPECTED THIS SITUATION MAY CONTINUE UNTIL: 23/07/2019 16:20:00

INFORMATION AUTHORISED BY: Senior Fire Control Officer
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Bushfires NT, Northern Territory Department of Environment and Natural Resources

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