Watch and Act – Berry Springs

Written by on 26/08/2019

26 August 2019

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: WATCH and ACT

2.55pm UPDATE

LOCATION: REEDBEDS ROAD and RUSS ROAD BERRY SPRINGS

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: 26/08/2019 14:55:00 (2.55pm)

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. 

ADVICE TO THE PUBLIC: The fire is currently burning to the north of RUSS ROAD and the west of REEDBEDS ROAD. It is travelling in a westerly direction towards COX PENINSULA ROAD, between the Darwin River Bridge and the Darwin River Road/Cox Peninsula Road intersection.


Buslink NT are working with NT Schools regarding impacts to school bus routes. The effected routes include RUSS ROAD and REEDBEDS ROAD, from RUSS ROAD to OLD BYNOE ROAD, and from COX PENINSULA ROAD along SOUTHPORT ROAD. For further details relating to school bus impacts, please contact Buslink NT on 8988 2762.

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

There is a heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing. Start taking action now to protect your family and your property.


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 bushfires.nt.gov.au/incidentmap  

IT IS EXPECTED THIS SITUATION MAY CONTINUE UNTIL: 26/08/2019 17:00:00 (5.00pm)

INFORMATION AUTHORISED BY: Senior Fire Control Officer  


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