BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: WATCH and ACT – LOCATION: McHenry Road, ACACIA HILLS

NT Government

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:

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 , Bushfires NT is primarily undertaking defensive strategies to protect lives and property.

WHAT TO DO: Enact your bushfire survival plan. Monitor conditions as they are changing. Protect yourself against the impacts of extreme heat – wear protective clothing, stay indoors if possible.

ADVICE TO THE PUBLIC: There is a dangerous fire burning near McHenry Road, Acacia Hills and causing significant smoke in the area. Potential smoke impact for Stuart Hwy.

IT IS EXPECTED THIS SITUATION MAY CONTINUE UNTIL: 20/08/2022 13:30 hours

INFORMATION AUTHORISED BY: Incident Controller

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