Bushfires nt message: Advice 28 July

Bushfires NT

LOCATION: Deepwater Station, MARRAKAI

ALERT LEVEL: Advice – A fire has started in the area. Monitor the situation for changes.

FIRE TYPE: Bushfire . INFORMATION CURRENT AS AT: 28/07/2020 16:00:00

STATUS: Going 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, A bushfire is running or contained under very high to extreme weather conditions.

ADVICE TO THE PUBLIC:Fire is on the eastern side of the Adelaide River with a potential to cross. BFNT will conduct an aerial back burn operation commencing at 17:30 hours. The aim of the back burn is to prevent the fire from impacting Owens Lagoon area. Winds continue to ease through the afternoon but fire danger remains Very High

IT IS EXPECTED THIS SITUATION MAY CONTINUE UNTIL: 28/07/2020 21:30:00

INFORMATION AUTHORISED BY: Incident Controller

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

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