Advice - Fire
Brocket, Cobungra, Davenport Village, Dinner Plain, Dogs Grave, Flourbag, Hotham Heights, Loch Glen, Louisville, Mayford, White Timber, Dargo, Omeo, Selwyn, Wentworth, Wongungarra
1552527863000Last Thursday at 12:44 PM
message is being issued for Brocket, Cobungra, Dargo, Davenport Village, Dinner Plain, Dogs Grave, Flourbag, Hotham Heights, Loch Glen, Louisville, Mayford, Omeo, Selwyn, Wentworth, White Timber, Wongungarra
- This bushfire which started 36 kms west of Omeo, has grown to 12,415 hectares in size and is not yet under control.
- Firefighters and aircraft continue working on hotspots and strengthening containment lines.
- When weather conditions are appropriate, firefighters may use burning as a tool to widen containment lines.
There is currently no threat to you, but you should stay informed and
What you should do:
- Avoid the fire area for your own safety and that of firefighters.
- Do not enter closed parks and do not go around road closures.
- Monitor warnings so you can
act quickly if the situation changes.
- Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond
Impacts in your area:
- When driving on roads in the area, be aware of heavy machinery and firefighting vehicles also using the roads.
- Smoke will be visible from nearby communities and roads.
- There are many local tracks and roads closed and not all closures will have signs.
- The Alpine National Park south of the Great Alpine Road remains closed.
- Dargo High Plains Road is closed from south of Dargo to the Great Alpine Road.
- Dinner Plain Track, Carmichael Falls Track, Tabletop Walking Track and JB Plain Campground are all closed.
- There is no access to Dargo due to large fires in the area.
- Check the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) or call 13 11 70 for road closures.
This message was issued
by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.
The next update is expected by 16/03/2019 12:50 pm or
as the situation changes.
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.
- 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:
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.