Awareness Message – for the communities 15 kilometres NNW of Dargo, in East Gippsland
An alpine fire is burning 15 kilometres NNW of Dargo, in East Gippsland. It is approximately 15,000 hectares in size. This fire is not currently posing a threat to communities.
The fire activity is currently quiet. DSE crews are using this time to complete control lines in readiness for back burning operations when weather permits. DSE are ready and prepared to increase their on ground firefiighters and machinery to commence backburning when weather conditions are suitable.
The Dargo High Plains road remains closed to traffic.
There may be increased amounts of smoke in the area from this fire.
Road users are advised to take extra care as road travel may be hazardous due to low visibility from smoke.
Even though this fire does not currently pose a threat, people in high risk bushfire areas are reminded to have a bushfire survival plan ready to implement during the summer period.
Continue to listen to ABC or local radio for updates on this fire (828 am or 105.5 FM or 90.7 FM) Note that ABC 100.7 is out of service until further notice.
Road closures currently in place: please refer to https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/
Resources committed to this fire are:7 slip-on units: 10 dozers: 1 aircraft: 43 personnel
For information on fires in Victoria 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