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This Advice message is being issued for Davenport Village, Dinner Plain, Flourbag, Hotham Heights.

  • There are still numerous bushfires in this area that are not yet under control.
  • Fire conditions have eased in the area, but the situation could change at any time. You must monitor conditions and be ready to act.
  • With favourable conditions in the next few days, crews will be back-burning to manage the spread of the fire and defend community assets. 
  • There is likely to be significant smoke in the valleys for the next few days.
  • An upgraded message will be issued if the situation changes.
There is currently no threat to communities, but you should continue to stay informed, monitor conditions and plan what you will do if the situation changes. 
What you should do: 
  • Monitor warnings so you can act quickly if the situation changes.
Impacts in your area: 
  • The Great Alpine Road is open through to the Mt Hotham Airport but not beyond this point.
  • Smoke may be visible from nearby roads and communities. 
This message was issued by Forest Fire Management Victoria.

The next update is expected by 15/01/2020 10:50 am or as the situation changes.

Health information:
  • If you need medical advice for burns or exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
  • Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call Triple Zero (000).
If you can see or smell smoke, please note: 
  • Smoke can affect people's health.
  • People with heart or lung conditions (including asthma), children, pregnant women and older people are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.
  • People with existing heart or lung conditions (including asthma) should follow the treatment plan advised by the doctor.
Use multiple sources to stay informed: 
Accessibility:
The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency.
  • To access this information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call VicEmergency Hotline.
  • If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the VicEmergency Hotline.