Tasmania Fire Lebrina: Watch and act warning for Tasmania’s north east

Authorities have issued a watch and act message for communities in Tasmania’s North East as images emerge from the blaze. UPDATES >>

Tasmania Fire Service has issued a watch and act message for communities in Tasmania’s North East.

The message has been issued for communities around Lebrina, about 35kms north east of Launceston.

“This fire is expected to impact Lebrina (within) the next two hours, a TFS warning read

“The fire is travelling South East, towards 310 Pipers Brook Road, Pipers Brook.

“The fire is expected to be difficult to control.”

“Embers, smoke and ash may fall on Lebrina.”

Tasmania Fire Service and Sustainable Timber Tasmania crews are in attendance and they expect changing conditions.

The area is host to numerous Tasmanian vineyards.

Tasmania Police is also on scene and have closed Pipers Brooke Road due to the fire and downed powerlines in the area and to avoid the area.

What to do (TFS.tas.gov.au):

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


Originally published as ‘Difficult to control’: Fire warning issued for Tasmania’s North East

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