TASMANIAN BUSHFIRES: Everything you need to know!

Written by on October 23, 2019

 This message is no longer current – For current fire incident details see fire.tas.gov.au

There are currently two alert level bushfires burning in Tasmania (as of 6:30 PM, 23rd October 2019). One Advice level fire at Glen Huon in the Huon Valley (south of Hobart), and one Watch and Act level fire at Tods Corner in Miena (in the Central Highlands).

There is no immediate threat.  Fire crews are on scene and are being supported by aircraft.

Fire under these conditions can be controlled.

People in Glen Huon, east of Sunny Hills Road and Tods Corner, Miena should keep up to date by listening to ABC Local Radio or look at the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au.

Well prepared homes ARE defendable in these conditions!
If you are not prepared for a bushfire, think about leaving for a safe place if it gets more dangerous.
If your family has made a bushfire survival plan, check it now.

Fire Crews at Glen Huon.
PHOTO: Ben Watson

Tasmania Fire Service crews are on the scene of a bushfire at Glen Huon Road and Sunny Hills Road at Glen Huon.

The fire is burning in an easterly direction towards Lanes Road and is currently not threatening any homes.

Eight ground crews are in attendance working to contain the fire which is approximately 5ha in size. Aircraft have been deployed to the fire along with machinery to assist by building containment lines.

People in the Huon area should expect to see two aircraft flying overhead this afternoon.

At this point in time there is no threat to the community. If you live in the area of the fire, stay informed in case conditions change by monitoring ABC Local Radio and the Tasmania Fire Service website.

Sunnyhills Road has been closed to all traffic by Tasmania Police to allow safe movement of emergency services vehicles.


There is a bushfire at Tods Corner Road, Miena.

This fire may put Tods Corner Road, Miena at high risk Now.

This fire will be difficult to control.

There may be embers, smoke and ash falling on Tods Corner Road, Miena.

You need to start taking action now to protect your family and your home.

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

If you don’t live near Tods Corner Road, Miena, stay away.

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

Keep updated by listening to ABC Local Radio or look at the TFS website.


Glen Huon Fires PHOTO: Ben Watson


Glen Huon Fires PHOTO: Ben Watson

Rolling bushfire coverage will continue on the air, on our website and on our Facebook page.

(Alert Level Scale – Low to High):
Watch and Act

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