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This Advice message is being issued for Black Snake Creek, Castleburn, Cobbannah, Cowa, Crooked River, Dargo, Hawkhurst, Maguires, Tabberabbera, Waterford, Wongungarra.


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.
Impacts in your area: 
  • Check the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) or call 13 11 70 for road closures. 
  • Areas of the Alpine National Park are closed.  Please see the Parks Victoria website https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/safety/fire-affected-areas for more information. 
  • The general public are advised not to travel to or near fire-affected areas.  This includes four wheel drivers wanting to access remote tracks over the long weekend.
  • Smoke will be visible from nearby communities and roads. 
  • Emergency Services will remain in the area.
  • The Relief Centre at the Baptist Church, Cobains Road, Sale is now closed.
  • A number of schools and early childhood centers remain closed.  Further information can be found at: Department of Education website
This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

The next update is expected by 16/03/2019 10:30 am 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: 
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.