Awareness Message – Dargo-White Timber Spur and Waynes Track Fires 5.00 pm 11/02/2009

Awareness Message – Dargo-White Timber Spur and Waynes Track Fires 5.00 pm

Awareness Message – for the communities 14 kilometres NE of Dargo, in East Gippsland
11/02/2009

Incident Information

Waynes Track, a fire suspected to have started from a lightning strike, has been located 14 km NE of the Dargo township. It has burnt approximately 2 hectares of State Forest which was also burnt in the 2006/07 fires. The fire has a 20 metre running edge.

A rakehoe crew has been deployed from Bairnsdale Incident Control Centre with the objective of controlling the spread of the fire with a hand trail.

The Dargo-White Timber Spur fire remains stable. Low temperatures and low fuel loads has inhibited the spread of this fire. Work on the control lines for this fire is ahead of schedule.

The Dargo High Plains road remains closed to traffic.

Core Advice
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.

Additional Information
Road closures currently in place: please refer to https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/
Resources committed to this fire are: 76 slip-on units: 4 dozers: 1 aircraft: 18 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

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