Alert Message – Redesdale-Coliban Park Road Fire (Glenhope community), 8.00pm

Alert Message – Redesdale-Coliban Park Road Fire (Glenhope community), 8.00pm

Alert Message for the communities of Glenhope and in the areas of Boyers Rd, Haries Lane, Buntings Rd and Coombe Lane
09/02/2009

Incident Information

DSE and CFA tanker crews will continue to work on the perimeter of the Redesdale Coliban Park Road fire overnight, to strengthen containment lines ahead of expected stronger winds tomorrow.

The fire is no longer expanding outwards, but areas of vegetation inside the perimeter are still burning, and while the communities of Glenhope and in the areas of Boyers Rd, Haires Lane, Buntings Rd and Coombe Lane are no longer under direct threat from this fire, residents should still remain alert.

Earlier in the day, DSE called in an observation aircraft using infrared technology to locate hotspots on the fireground. Tanker crews have attended to those locations, and work continues on the bulldozer lines that are expected to completely encircle the fireground some time tomorrow.

Core Advice

People in the area need to remain alert as there may not be a warning should conditions change unexpectedly. Continue to listen to ABC or local radio for updates on this fire.
Be prepared to activate your bushfire survival plan if necessary.
Decide now if you are going to stay or go. Remember that it is very dangerous to leave late with a fire in the area. Road use in the area will be extremely hazardous due to low visibility from smoke. Watch out for fallen trees, power lines, abandoned cars, wildlife and emergency services vehicles.
If you plan to stay, remember to seek shelter from radiant heat. Should the fire reach your property, close all doors and windows and stay inside the house while the fire passes. Remain alert, extinguish any small fires and if necessary, move outside to burnt ground once the fire has passed.
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

Additional Information

Road closures currently in place: For Road Closures please refer to the www.vicroads.vic.gov.au

Other information:

For information on fires in and general fire safety advice, please contact the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667. Callers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech / communication impairment may call textphone/ telewriter (TTY) on 1800 122 969. Information is also available at www.dse.vic.gov.au/fires or https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/home

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