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This advice message replaces the Advice message issued at 1pm today 14/1/20

This Advice message is being issued for Black Snake Creek, Castleburn, Cobbannah, Crooked River, Dargo, Grant, Shepherdson, Talbotville, Treasure, Wentworth, Wongungarra.

  • The Blue Rag Range fire is approximately 35,000 ha in size and approximately 15kms north of Dargo.  
  • The Blue Rag Range fire has a small area of active edge north of Matheson Track; machine work is underway along Matheson Track and Downey Road. Monitoring of active fire edges in these areas will continue.
  • The Tambo complex of fires approximately 297,000 ha in size is currently approximately 10kms East of Tabberabbera , a Watch and Act message has been issued for the Tabberabbera community this afternoon. This fire is currently travelling from Ryans Peak vicinity in a north-westerly direction towards Morris Peak.
There is currently no threat to communities, but you should continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.

What you should do: 
  • Monitor warnings so you can act quickly if the situation changes.
  • If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes.
Impacts in your area: 
  • Smoke will  visible from nearby roads and communities. 
  • The following roads are closed: Dargo High Plains Rd and Upper Dargo Road north of the township through to the Great Alpine Road.
  • Check the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) or call 13 11 70 for road closures.
This message was issued by Forest Fire Management Victoria.

The next update is expected by 15/01/2020 12:30 pm 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.