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This Advice message is being issued for Flaggy Creek, Melwood.

  • 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
What you should do: 
Impacts in your area: 
  • Emergency vehicles and heavy machinery are working in the area. 
  • Smoke is limiting visibility, please turn on your headlights and drive to conditions. 
This message was issued by Forest Fire Management Victoria.

The next update is expected by 16/01/2020 10:20 am or as the situation changes.

For more information read this community newsletter

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.