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This Advice message is being issued for Cambarville, McMahons Creek, Reefton, Upper Yarra Dam.

  • There is a bushfire in the Upper Yarra Catchment that is not yet under control. The fire is approximately 2,600 Ha in size, covering a 38 kilometer perimeter 
  • There is still potential for conditions to change.   
  • Firefighters are consolidating containment lines, blacking out hot spots, assessing and treating hazardous trees. 
  • Increased smoke is predicted in the Yarra Valley area over the weekend. 
  • EPA are monitoring air quality in the Warburton and Woori Yallock area. 
  • EPA AirWatch website - EPA AirWatch
  • This Advice message replaces the Advice Message issued at 4pm on Wednesday 13th March. 
There is currently no threat to you, but you should stay informed and monitor conditions.
What you should do: 
  • Monitor warnings so you can act quickly if the situation changes.
  • Monitor changes to the situation. Increased wind speed, change in wind direction, smoke or poor visibility can indicate the situation is changing.
  • DELWP Wildlife Officers are actively monitoring a number of fire affected animals. Please do not approach or attempt to feed fire affected animals. To report injured wildlife call 5960 7100
Impacts in your area: 
The following roads are closed: 
- Warburton-Woods Point Road between Stream Road, Reefton and Cumberland Junction.
  • There is no access to Marysville or Woods Point via Warburton-Woods Point Road 
  • The Marysville-Woods Point Road has been opened. Motorists are requested to drive carefully as fire trucks and machinery are still working in the area and smoke may reduce visibility.    
  • The Acheron Way remains open (includes a large section of narrow, unsealed road).  
  • Check the VicRoads website for updates or download the VicTraffic app.
  • Several areas and walking tracks in the Yarra Ranges National Park and the Upper Yarra Reservoir Park & Campground are closed until further notice.                                               
This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

The next update is expected by 15/03/2019 04:00 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.

Mental Health:
It is normal to have strong emotional or physical reactions following a distressing event.  There is always help available through:
  • Your doctor
  • Lifeline - 131 114
  • Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636
  • MensLine - 1300 789 978
  • Kid's Help Line - 1800 55 1800
  • Parent Line - 13 22 89
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.