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This Advice message is being issued for Ardonachie, Bessiebelle, Breakaway Creek, Condah Mission, Homerton, Knebsworth, Lake Condah, Macarthur, Milltown, Myamyn

  • There is a 6370 Ha bushfire at Budj Bim National Park (formerly Mount Eccles) that is contained.

Budj Bim National Park remains closed for safety reasons.  Unauthorised access to the park may result in prosecution.
There is currently no threat to you, but you should plan for what you will do if the situation changes. 

What you should do: 
  • Monitor warnings so you can act quickly if the situation changes.
  • If you have time check your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions.
  • Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.

For further information: Community Newsletter (January 9th 2020)
Impacts in your area: 
  • Firefighters are patrolling this fire and blacking out.
  • Heavy machinery will continue operating in the area. 
  • Smoke will be visible from nearby roads and communities. 

The Budj Bim National Park remains closed. 

This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

The next update is expected by 15/01/2020 11:00 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: 
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.