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This message is being issued for Hiamdale, Kilmany, Longford, Rosedale, Stradbroke, Stradbroke West, Willung, Willung South

The bushfire which began 6.7 kilometres south east of Rosedale in the Holey Plains State Park and affected a small area of the HVP Longford Plantation is now under control. 

The bushfire area burnt was 12,148 hectares.

Firefighters and crews remain on scene patrolling the fire and their work involves 
  • continuing with hazardous tree assessment and treatment. This work is nearing completion.
  • continuing to monitor and blackout peat as required.
  • emergency stabilisation works that have commenced to reinstate drainage and the repair road surface damage caused by the impacts of emergency service vehicles.
  • grading is ongoing along Chessum Road and Swamp Track. 
  • grading of shire roads to allow transition back to Shire control - as a priority, including grading of priority operation roads.
  • identification of cultural heritage sites and threatened flora species is occurring on the ground with machinery exclusions in place.
  • A bushfire rapid assessment team is being briefed today for work to begin on public land tomorrow. 
The unmaintained track network is still closed off. 
This fire may still generate small amounts of smoke from time to time.  
Minimal rain fell in the fire area yesterday.
There is no immediate threat to the community and no action is required.
All forest and park roads within fire affected areas are closed.       

Members of the public must not enter the Holey Plains State Park or HVP Longford plantations, for their safety and the safety of the fire crews. 

This area, south of the Rosedale-Longford Road, east of Merton Vale Road and north of Merriman Creek, is closed to the public due to ongoing fire activity, dangerous trees, emergency and rehabilitation vehicles operating in the area.

This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

The next update is expected by 12/02/2019 11:30 am or as the situation changes.

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 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.

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