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This watch and act replaces the advice message issued at 9pm last night 14/1/2020. 

This Watch & Act message is being issued for Tabberabbera.

  • There is a bushfire East of Tabberabbera that is not yet under control
  • The fire is actively burning and approximately 8 kilometers from Tabberaberra,
  • The fire has crossed the Sandy Creek Gully North of Ryans Peak Track and South of Boiler Creek Track
  • The fire is currently 1 kilometre South of Morris Peak and .5 kilometres East of Morris Peak Road and Blain Road.
  • Significant wind changes during the day and into the evening will make fire behaviour erratic and unpredictable.
It is important that you stay aware of your surroundings, watch for travelling embers, and ensure you review your Bushfire survival plan. Stay informed, alert and monitor conditions outside. 
What you should do: 
  • Monitor changes to the situation. Increased wind speed, change in wind direction, smoke or poor visibility can indicate the situation is changing.
  • If you are away from home, do not return.
  • Enact your fire survival plan.
  • If you have time check your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions.
If the situation changes or you feel unsafe you should leave:
  • Take your pets, medications, mobile phone and charger.
  • Travel to the home of family or friends that are away from the warning area or to Sale or Bairnsdale.

Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.
Impacts in your area: 
  • The following roads are closed: Dargo High Plains Rd north of Dargo through to Great Alpine Road.
  • Bushfires can spread quickly and are extremely dangerous.
  • Bushfires can start spot fires and embers large distances ahead of the main fire.
  • 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 01:00 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.