The bushfires at Inala Road, Forcett, and Dawson Road, Lake Repulse, this morning are under watch and act alert levels.
Another 10 fires, at Speedwell Road, Montumana, East Yolla Road, Yolla, West Calder Road, Takone, Catagunya Road, Black Bobs, Interlaken Road, Steppes, Stormlea Road, Nubeena, Tasman Highway, Bicheno, Giblin River, Southwest and Middle Tea Tree Road, Richmond, are under the advice warning level.
There is currently significant smoke and haze in much of Southern Tasmania.
This smoke is originating from a large number of fires burning around the State. There is no need for residents to be alarmed. Significant smoke is likely to be visible in the area for several days.
Residents affected by the smoke should remain indoors, for further information on smoke and Asthma contact the Asthma Foundation on 1800 645 130 or visit the web site http://www.asthmatas.org.au/ or contact your local doctor.
If you have concerns about the health impacts of smoke, please contact the Department of Health and Human Services on 1800 671 738 (DHHS Environmental Health) or visit the website at http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/air.
For information on the current bushfire situation visit the TFS website at
www.fire.tas.gov.au. or listen to local radio.
People suffering a life threatening emergency in relation to respiratory distress should contact Ambulance Tasmania via ‘000.