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This message is being issued for Arbuckle, Buragwonduc, Crookayan, Glencairn, Licola, Licola North, Mount Buller, Reynard, Tamboritha

  • The bushfire  9 KM SW SNOWY RANGE AIRSTRIP and 25kms north of Licola is contained.
  • Howitt Road and visitor sites from Arbuckle Junction to Zeka Spur Track Junction have been reopened today, Monday 16 April.
  • Forest Fire Management Victoria crews will continue to burn out fuel within prepared control lines whenever weather conditions are suitable. 
  • These burning out operations will be done by aerial ignition and may take a few more weeks to complete.  
  • Smoke may be visible from nearby communities and roads, and from further afield, depending on weather conditions. 
The following tracks are still closed and will remain closed for the duration of the burning out operations and until the area is safe for public access:  
   
 Dingo Hill Track 
 Scrubby Hill Track 
 Caledonia River Track 
 Butcher Country Track 
 Butcher Country Link Track   

The Tamboritha, Mount Howitt and Moroka Roads all remain open providing access to numerous visitor locations across the Southern Alps. Access to Wonnangatta Valley remains open from Licola, Dargo, Mansfield and Myrtleford. Iconic walking destinations such as Mount Howitt  and Tali Karng will also remain open. 

There is no immediate threat to the community and no action is required.
This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

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

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