27 Aug 2020
LOCATION: Strickland Road, ADELAIDE RIVER
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: 27/08/2020 12:20 hours
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.
ADVICE TO THE PUBLIC: The Stuart Highway will be closed from the 80km speed limit sign to 10km north of Adelaide River Township during this time.
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: 27/08/2020 15:30 hours
INFORMATION AUTHORISED BY: Incident Controller
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Bushfires NT, Northern Territory Department of Environment and Natural Resources