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This message is being issued for Butchers Ridge, Gelantipy, Suggan Buggan, Wulgulmerang, Wulgulmerang West, and replaces the message issued Saturday 8th February.

  • There is active fire north-west of Mount Stewart that poses no threat to communities.
  • Firefighters, supported by aircraft, are continuing to strengthen containment lines in the Mount Stewart area.
  • Smoke may be seen as patches of unburnt forest catch alight.
  • Community Newsletter
  • Bushfire Clean-Up Program: affected residents can register for 2020 Clean-Up Program online or by calling 1800 560 760.
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 17/02/2020 05:20 pm or as the situation changes.

For more information on preparing for bushfires visit: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare.

Road Safety:
  • Drive to conditions and obey speed restriction signage.
  • Be aware of increased wildlife on roads, as well as livestock on roads due to damage to farm fences. 
  • Do not bypass road blocks, many roads in the area have been crossed by the fire and are now blocked by fallen trees and debris. 
  • Burnt trees will continue to fall across these roads for the coming days.
Road Closures:
  • For information on Victorian road closures phone 13 11 70 or visit Vic Roads
  • For information on NSW road closures go to www.livetraffic.com
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 cannot smell smoke you are not likely to be exposed to smoke and it will therefore not affect you.

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.