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This message is being issued for Howqua, Howqua Hills, Jamieson, Mount Buller

  • The fire located in the vicinity of Steiners Road is now contained. 
  • There is still fire burning within containment lines so smoke may be visible in the coming days.  Heavy plant and machinery will continue to operate in the area.  
There is no immediate threat to the community and no action is required.
This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

The next update is expected by 16/03/2019 05:30 pm or as the situation changes.

Across the State forest, Alpine National Park and Howqua Hills Historic Area many camping sites, roads and tracks have been reopened today. 
For the latest information go to https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/ and https://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au.

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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