This section has bushfire information messages for the Northern Territory (NT).

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In a bushfire emergency, phone 000 and ask for bushfire help.

Bushfires NT publishes messages here when there is an emergency.

Current bushfire information messages

Bushfire information messages

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19 September 2017
2:30pm
Top End Region
Bushfires NT crews are working to control a wildfire burning adjacent to the Stuart Highway between Livingstone Road and Old Bynoe Road. Smoke from this fire is affecting visibility on the Stuart Highway. Bushfires NT crews are working on road verges alongside the Stuart Highway. 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. It is expected that visibility will be affected intermittently until 1630hrs (4:30pm).
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17 September 2017
8:00am
Alice Springs Region
Bushfires NT crews will be conducting fuel reduction burning alongside the Stuart Highway between Brewer Estate Turnoff and Orange Creek Bridge from 1000 hours today. Smoke from this fire may affect visibility on the Stuart Highway. Bushfires NT crews will be working on the road verge alongside Stuart Highway. 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. It is expected that visibility may be affected intermittently between 1000hrs (10:00am) and 1800hrs (6:00pm).
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13 September 2017
2:25pm
Alice Springs Region
Bushfires NT crews will be conducting fuel reduction burning alongside the Stuart Highway between Brewer Estate Turnoff and Orange Creek Bridge from 1800 hours today. Smoke from this fire may affect visibility on the Stuart Highway. Bushfires NT crews will be working on the road verge alongside Stuart Highway. 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. It is expected that visibility may be affected intermittently between 1800hrs (6:00pm) and 2200hrs (10:00pm).
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10 September 2017
11:30am
Top End Region
Bushfires NT crews are working to control a wildfire burning adjacent to Dorat Road between the Daly River Road and the Adelaide River Township. Smoke from this fire is affecting visibility on Dorat Road Bushfires NT crews are working on road verges alongside Dorat Road. 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.It is expected that visibility will be affected intermittently until 1500hrs (3:00pm).
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Fire ban notifications

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16 September 2017
2:30pm
DARWIN and ADELAIDE RIVER FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREAS
The Chief Fire Control Officer, Bushfires NT and the Executive Director, NT Fire and Rescue Service have declared a 24 HOUR FIRE BAN PERIOD for Sunday 17 September 2017 for the following areas DARWIN and ADELAIDE RIVER FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREAS The Fire Ban is declared for a 24 hour period commencing at 0000 hours on Sunday 17 September 2017. No person shall light a fire or cause a fire to be lit in the open in the portion of the Northern Territory within the fire ban areas. This includes the DARWIN, BATCHELOR and ADELAIDE RIVER EMERGENCY RESPONSE AREAS and the LITCHFIELD MUNICIPALITY and COOMALIE SHIRE. The Fire Ban is valid from midnight to midnight. For further information regarding Fire Bans and other Fire Restrictions contact Bushfires NT on (08) 8922 0844 or visit www.securent.nt.gov.au or www.pfes.nt.gov.au/fire-and-rescue.aspx
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15 September 2017
3:20pm
DARWIN and ADELAIDE RIVER FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREAS.
The Chief Fire Control Officer, Bushfires NT and the Executive Director, NT Fire and Rescue Service have declared a 24 HOUR FIRE BAN PERIOD for Saturday 16 September 2017 for the following areas DARWIN and ADELAIDE RIVER FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREAS. The Fire Ban is declared for a 24 hour period commencing at 0000 hours on Saturday 16 September 2017. No person shall light a fire or cause a fire to be lit in the open in the portion of the Northern Territory within the fire ban areas. This includes the DARWIN, BATCHELOR and ADELAIDE RIVER EMERGENCY RESPONSE AREAS and the LITCHFIELD MUNICIPALITY and COOMALIE SHIRE. The Fire Ban is valid from midnight to midnight. For further information regarding Fire Bans and other Fire Restrictions contact Bushfires NT on (08) 8922 0844 or visit www.securent.nt.gov.au or www.pfes.nt.gov.au/fire-and-rescue.aspx
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14 September 2017
3:20pm
NORTHERN FIRE PROTECTION ZONE, KATHERINE FIRE PROTECTION ZONE and the CARPENTARIA WEST and CARPENTARIA EAST FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREAS.
The Chief Fire Control Officer, Bushfires NT and the Executive Director, NT Fire and Rescue Service have declared a 24 HOUR FIRE BAN PERIOD for Friday 15 September 2017 for the following areas NORTHERN FIRE PROTECTION ZONE, KATHERINE FIRE PROTECTION ZONE and the CARPENTARIA WEST and CARPENTARIA EAST FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREAS. The Fire Ban is declared for a 24 hour period commencing at 0000 hours on Friday 15 September 2017. No person shall light a fire or cause a fire to be lit in the open in the portion of the Northern Territory within the fire ban areas. This includes the DARWIN, BATCHELOR, ADELAIDE RIVER, PINE CREEK and KATHERINE EMERGENCY RESPONSE AREAS and the LITCHFIELD MUNICIPALITY and COOMALIE SHIRE. The Fire Ban is valid from midnight to midnight. For further information regarding Fire Bans and other Fire Restrictions contact Bushfires NT on (08) 8922 0844 or visit www.securent.nt.gov.au or www.pfes.nt.gov.au/fire-and-rescue.aspx
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13 September 2017
3:20pm
CARPENTARIA EAST, GREGORY EAST and GREGORY WEST FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREAS
The Chief Fire Control Officer, Bushfires NT and the Executive Director, NT Fire and Rescue Service have declared a 24 HOUR FIRE BAN PERIOD for Thursday 14 September 2017 for the following areas CARPENTARIA EAST, GREGORY SOUTH EAST and GREGORY NORTH WEST FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREAS The Fire Ban is declared for a 24 hour period commencing at 0000 hours on Thursday 14 September 2017. No person shall light a fire or cause a fire to be lit in the open in the portion of the Northern Territory within the fire ban areas. The Fire Ban is valid from midnight to midnight. For further information regarding Fire Bans and other Fire Restrictions contact Bushfires NT on (08) 8922 0844 or visit www.securent.nt.gov.au or www.pfes.nt.gov.au/fire-and-rescue.aspx
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9 September 2017
3:10pm
DARWIN and ADELAIDE RIVER FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREAS
The Chief Fire Control Officer, Bushfires NT and the Executive Director, NT Fire and Rescue Service have declared a 24 HOUR FIRE BAN PERIOD for Sunday 10 September 2017 for the following areas DARWIN and ADELAIDE RIVER FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREAS The Fire Ban is declared for a 24 hour period commencing at 0000 hours on Sunday 10 September 2017. No person shall light a fire or cause a fire to be lit in the open in the portion of the Northern Territory within the fire ban areas. This includes the DARWIN, BATCHELOR and ADELAIDE RIVER EMERGENCY RESPONSE AREAS and the LITCHFIELD MUNICIPALITY and COOMALIE SHIRE. The Fire Ban is valid from midnight to midnight. For further information regarding Fire Bans and other Fire Restrictions contact Bushfires NT on (08) 8922 0844 or visit www.securent.nt.gov.au or www.pfes.nt.gov.au/fire-and-rescue.aspx
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