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This Advice message is being issued for Bald Hills, Buchan, Buchan South, Butchers Ridge, Gelantipy, Gillingall, Murrindal, Sunny Point, Timbarra, W Tree, Wulgulmerang West.

  • The bushfire north of Timbarra and Buchan and west of the Gelantipy Road between Gelantipy and Murrindal is not yet under control.
  • Rain this week has significantly reduced fire activity allowing crews to consolidate containment lines and extinguish hot spots.
  • Planning is continuing around backburning operations which may occur from later this week if conditions allow.
  • Aircraft are monitoring this fire today.
  • Crews and machinery are working to strengthen containment lines.
  • FFMV wish to thank all local suppliers from Buchan, Ensay, Swifts Creek and Omeo for their ongoing support during this incident.
  • Community advice on "back-burning" operations is available here: Backburning Frequently Asked Questions
  • Community Liaison Officers will be in the area from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 February to visit properties and communities in the fire affected area.
There is currently no threat to you, but you should plan for what you will do if the situation changes.
What you should do: 
Impacts in your area: 
  • Smoke may be visible from nearby communities and roads.
  • Trees can be extremely hazardous during a bushfire.  Fire affected or burnt trees can fall on you without warning.  Avoid standing, parking or travelling through areas of affected fires.
  • Trees can fall across roads and cause dangerous driving conditions.
  • Check the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) or call 13 11 70 for road closures.
  • Gelantipy Road from Saleyard Road, Gelantipy through to Main Road, Buchan and Timbarra Road from Bruthen - Buchan Road, Buchan to Timbarra Road, Buchan are restricted to local traffic only.
This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

The next update is expected by 12/02/2019 12:00 pm 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 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.