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This Community Notification replaces the message issued Monday at 3:00 pm and is for Glenaladale, Bullumwaal, Deptford, Sarsfield, Mossiface, Tambo Upper Bruthen and surrounding communities.  

  • The bushfire north of Bairnsdale is not yet under control. 
  • Fire activity will intensify as the temperatures increase over the next few days.
  • Smoke is affecting air quality; current information about air quality in your area is available at EPA AirWatch
A community drop-in will be held at the Glenaladale CFA Shed between 4.30 and 6.30 pm on Wednesday January 15 to provide a fire update.

Glenaladale and Bullumwaal area
  • There is a bushfire east of Tabberabbera that is not yet under control. 
  • The bushfire is travelling from Ryans Peak vicinity in a north-westerly direction towards Morris Peak. 
  • The fire is currently 10 km east of Tabberabbera and 10 km north of Bullumwaal.
  • Spot fires and embers are starting fires ahead of the main fire at Ryans Peak.
Sarsfield, Mossiface and Tambo Upper
  • Firefighters are continuing to work on a peat fire near Sarsfield.
  • Increased air quality monitoring using mobile stations is occurring in the surrounding area.
Bruthen area 
  • Firefighters continue to patrol the control lines around the Bruthen community.
  • Hot spots are being treated as they are identified.
For more information read this community newsletter.
There is no immediate threat to the community but you should continue to monitor the situation.
This message was issued by Forest Fire Management Victoria.

The next update is expected by 16/01/2020 04:00 pm or as the situation changes.


Relief Centres: 
  • Bairnsdale Football Pavilion, 40 Macarthur Street, Bairnsdale 
  • The Bairnsdale relief centre has a range of facilities and services available including: meals, showers, temporary accommodation, free wifi, first aid and medical advice. There is also space for caravans, camper vans and tents. 
  • The East Gippsland Shire Council customer service centre at 24 Service Street, Bairnsdale.  
  • There is a representative from the Insurance Council to assist affected property owners with their insurance claim. 
  • The Recovery Hotline number 1800 100 298

Livestock Welfare:  
  • If you are concerned or need advice about livestock you should contact Agriculture Victoria on 1800 226 226. 
  • Landholders who need emergency fodder, and those who want to donate fodder to help out, should contact the VFF on 1300 882 833 or email fodder@vff.org.auInjured 
Wildlife
For information and assistance about wildlife welfare phone local DELWP crew 5152 0400
or check https://www.wildlife.vic.gov.au/injured-native-wildlife/help-for-injured-wildlife

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