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This Advice message is being issued for Clarendon, Durham Lead, Elaine, Garibaldi, Grenville, Scotsburn.

  • There is a bushfire south of Buninyong which remains contained.
  • The bushfire is contained in the Nashs Road and Scotts Lane area south of the Midland Highway.
  • There will be a large amount of smoke in the area.
  • There is expected to be very hot, dry and windy weather throughout the day, peaking in the mid afternoon
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.
There is currently no threat to you, but you should stay informed and monitor conditions.
Due to the expected weather conditions, the situation could change rapidly.
 
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: 
  • 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. 
  • If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Go to: http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/before-and-during-a-fire/.
Impacts in your area: 
  • Bulldozers and fire trucks are operating in the area.
  • There will be aircraft in the area during the day,.
  • The following roads are have traffic management points and restricted vehicle flow: Nashs Road and Scotts lane. 
  • Firefighters are continuing to black out this fire. 
  • Smoke will be visible from nearby communities and roads.
  • 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 04:40 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.

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

If you can 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.
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.