Community Update - Fire
Howitt Plains, Howqua, Howqua Hills, Mirimbah, Mount Buller, Sawmill Settlement, Howqua Inlet
1578982174000Last Tuesday at 5:09 PM
is being issued for Howitt Plains, Howqua, Howqua Hills, Mirimbah, Mount Buller, Sawmill Settlement, Howqua Inlet
- There is a bushfire located in the Alpine National Park, 12 km South East of Mount Buller, near the Bluff.
- The fire is approximately 4000 hectares in size, although it is not yet under control, it is not increasing in size.
- There are 2 spot fires 7km to the South of this main fire that are not yet under control.
- The spot fires are in remote forest area of Butcher Country in the Alpine National Park.
- Firefighters continue to work in the area.
- The milder weather conditions and rainfall is assisting with fire suppression.
- Selected State Forests, National Parks and surrounding camping sites have reopened, including Mt Buller, Mt Stirling, Craigs Hut, Jamieson and Howqua Hills Historic Area.
- Unauthorised personnel are not to enter closed areas.
- Please continue to monitor weather and local conditions.
- Check the Parks Victoria and DELWP websites for public land closures.
- Check the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) or call 13 11 70 for road closures.
- This Community Information replaces the one issued 11/01/2020.
There is no immediate threat to the community and
no action is required.
This message was issued
by Forest Fire Management Victoria
The next update is expected by 25/01/2020 05:10 pm or as the situation changes.
- 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 cannot smell smoke you are not likely to be exposed
to smoke and it will therefore not affect you.
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