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This Watch & Act message is being issued for Durham Lead, Grenville, Scotsburn.

  • There is a bushfire in the vicinity of Scott's Land and Nash's Road, Scotsburn and it is now contained.
  • Although the fire is under control the warning level will remain at Watch and Act because of the very high fire danger rating forecast for today.
  • This warning replaces the previous Watch and Act messages  published for this area.
Firefighters have been able to stop the spread of the fire. Blacking out will continue throughout the day. 
Additional crews have been brought in from other Regions to assist.
Staying close to a building you can shelter in is the safest option as conditions can change suddenly.

Continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.

A Community Meeting will be held at the Buninyong Town Hall, 309A Learmonth Street, at 10:00 am today, with representatives from all Agencies there to answer questions.
What you should do:
  • Monitor changes, including increased wind speed, change in wind direction, smoke or poor visibility that indicated the situation is changing.
If you have time, check your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions.
Review your fire survival plan.

If the situation changes you will need to leave quickly. Plan to:
  • 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.
Impacts in your area:

The following roads will remain closed except for local residents returning home: 
  • Nash's Road south of the Midlands Highway
  • Scott's Lane west of Finns Road
Please be aware that Emergency vehicles and heavy appliances will remain active in the area today. 

There is expected to be very hot, dry and windy weather throughout the day, peaking in the mid afternoon 

Review your fire survival plan.  Monitor warnings so you can act quickly when the situation does change. 

Monitor variations to wind speed and direction, smoke, temperature and humidity. These can indicate the situation is changing rapidly.  

If you have time, check on your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions also.  

Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond. 

NBN connected phone and internet services will not work during a power outage. You will not be able to call Triple Zero (000) using your home phone. 

Now is the time to charge your mobile phone. Pack a car phone charger or spare battery. You should check the batteries in your radio. 
This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.

The next update is expected by 07/12/2018 03:50 pm or as the situation changes.

A Community Meeting will be held at the Buninyong Town Hall, 309A Learmonth Street, at 10:00 am today, with representatives from all Agencies there to answer questions.

If you can smell smoke, please note:
  • Smoke can affect people's health.
  • People with pre-existing health problems, 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.
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:
Accessibility:
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.