Community Update - Fire
1552466077000Last Wednesday at 7:34 PM
is being issued for Jericho, Swingler,Thomson
- The Thomson-Jordan-Divide fire on the western side of the Thomson Dam is under control.
- The fire is contained and remains at 6411 hectares.
- Melbourne Water ground crews, supported by emergency services crews, are continuing to work together to extinguish hot spots, monitor and patrol this fire.
- Aircraft are using infrared scanning to assist ground crews identify hot spots to extinguish.
- Favourable weather conditions have aided crews in blacking out the remaining hot spots.
- Smoke may be visible from nearby communities and roads.
Roads that are now open;
- The South Face Road.
- Thomson Valley Road.
- Thomson Dam Access Road.
- Nine Mile Road.
Up to date information regarding road closures is available via 13 11 70 or the Vic Traffic website https://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/
Case Support - Recovery Assistance
The Victorian Government Bushfire Case Support Program is available for people significantly impacted by the fires in Cardinia Shire, Baw Baw Shire, Latrobe City, Wellington Shire and East Gippsland Shire. People can access a Case Support Worker through contracting their local council, visiting one of the Bushfire Recovery Centres or by telephone 1800 560 760.
There is no immediate threat to the community and
no action is required.
- Baw Baw Alpine Village is open
- South Face Road to the Baw Baw Alpine Village is open
This message was issued
by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
The next update is expected by 16/03/2019 07:40 pm or as the situation changes.
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.
- 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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