Watch and Act - Fire
Boggy Creek, Bullumwaal
1579042970000Today at 10:02 AM
This Watch & Act
is being issued for Boggy Creek, Bullumwaal
- The fire 6 km north of Bullumwaal near Ryans Peak and Blaze Road is not yet under control.
- The fire is burning actively and spreading and is now approximately 8 km east of Tabberabbera.
- Wind changes during the day
and into the evening will intensify fire behaviour and increase fire movement.
- Firefighters and heavy machinery are in the area working on Morris Peak Road, Tabberabbera Road and Blaze Road.
- Thick smoke in the area has grounded aircraft and is also affecting air quality; current information is available at EPA AirWatch
Enact your bushfire survival plan - If you choose to leave, travel south towards Bairnsdale on the Bullumwaal Road.
Continue to monitor the situation and stay informed as conditions may change rapidly.
Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.
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
If the situation changes or you feel unsafe you should
- Take your pets, medications, mobile
phone and charger.
- Travel to the home of family
or friends that are away from the warning area
Emergency Services may not be able to help you
if you decide to stay.
- Emergency vehicles and heavy machinery are working in the area.
- Smoke is limiting visibility, please turn on your headlights and drive to conditions.
message was issued by Forest Fire Management Victoria.
next update is expected by 15/01/2020 06:10 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 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.