30 Jul 2011

Bushfire ash blown to Alice Springs

9:18 am on 30 July 2011

Ash and smoke from a bushfire is blowing over the town of Alice Springs in Australia.

The ABC reports the fire, 30km north of Alice Springs, has burnt through more than 50 square km.

Crews have been burning along roads and tracks ahead of the fire front, and hope the blaze will stop later in the day.

Bushfires NT officer Grant Allen says it should remind people in Central Australia to prepare for greater bushfire danger later this year.