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This Advice message is being issued for Cann River, Club Terrace, Combienbar, Hilo Crossing, Noorinbee, Noorinbee North, Tonghi Creek, Wingan River.

  • There is bushfire activity around Cann River, Club Terrace, Combienbar, Hilo Crossing, Noorinbee, Noorinbee North, Tonghi Creek, Wingan River that are not yet under control.
  • Fire Damaged Tree's Kill. It is not always obvious that a tree has been impacted by fire. We remind people to obey road closures. This is for your own safety.
  • Firefighters and the ADF are working to make roads safe prior to reopening. This will take some time due to the scale of the fires.
  • Weather conditions have moderated significantly in these areas, reducing fire activity.
  • For further information read the latest Far East Gippsland Community newsletter.
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.
  • Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
  • Review your fire survival plan If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes.
Impacts in your area: 
  • Firefighters and the ADF are working to make roads safe prior to reopening
  • The Princes Highway is now open between Bairnsdale and Orbost.
  • There are a large number of road closures in the area. Check the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) or call 13 11 70 for road closures.
  • V/line services are also impacted. For more information visit the V/line website (https://www.vline.com.au
Register Find Unite
People who line in the affected communities are encouraged to register with the Red Cross at Register.Find.Reunite even is you have left the area. https://register.redcross.org.au/ or by calling 1800 727 077
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.