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This message is being issued for Black Snake Creek, Cowa, Crooked River, Dargo, Hawkhurst, Maguires, Peter the Swede, Waterford, Wongungarra

  • The Mt Darling-Cynthia Range Track fire, located 18 kms North-West of Dargo and remains at 28,789 hectares in size. This fire is now under control. 
  • Current fuel conditions, weather forecasts and fire predictive modelling indicate that the fire is unlikely to spread beyond containment areas.
  • The Hibernia - Black Snake Creek fire, located 1.6 km north west of  Dargo is approximately 4,489 hectares in size. This fire is now under control.
  • The Dargo High Plains Rd is now open to through traffic only. All forest tracks to the west are closed as is Kings Spur Track to the east.
  • The Upper Dargo Rd is open allowing access to all camp sites in that area.
  • Crews will continue to monitor containment lines and any hot-spots for these two fires with the focus now on clearing tracks, conducting hazardous tree works, rehabilitating containment lines and repairing drainage across the full extent of the fire affected areas. 
  • The fire perimeter will also continue to be monitored by aerial operations.
  • Crews are concentrating their efforts on re-opening roads as soon as it is safe to do so.
ROAD CLOSURES
  • Wonnangatta Road at the Shortcut Road intersection, Waterford restricting access up the Crooked River Valley. This is a manned Traffic Management Point
  • No access is available to the Southern Alps and Foothills areas of the Alpine National Park.
  • All 4WD tracks will remain closed in the fire impacted area over the School holidays and Easter.
  • Please ensure compliance at traffic management points, road closures and entry into the National Park and state forest areas.
There is no immediate threat to the community and no action is required.

All 4WD tracks will remain closed in the fire impacted area over the School holidays and Easter.

No access  is available to the Southern Alps and Foothills areas of the Alpine National Park however access in now open to state forest campgrounds off the Upper Dargo Rd. More information can be found on the Parks Victoria website

Please ensure compliance with traffic management points, road closures and entry into the National Park and state forest areas.


This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

The next update is expected by 28/04/2019 05:00 pm or as the situation changes.

For more information on preparing for bushfires visit: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare.

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  • 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.
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  • If you need medical advice for burns or exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
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