Awareness Message – Dargo-White Timber Spur Fire 11.00am 13/02/2009

Awareness Message – Dargo-White Timber Spur Fire 11.00am

Awareness Message – Dargo-White Timber Spur Fire
13/02/2009

Incident Information

DSE crews are blacking out the eastern side of the Dargo-White Timber Spur fire.

The Dargo High Plains road remains closed to traffic.

Parks Victoria and DSE are asking people to refrain from travelling into the Alpine National Park and adjoining State Forest.

Walking tracks, day visitor sites, camping areas, roads and four-wheel-drive tracks in the area south of Hotham Heights, Dinner Plain and Cobungra have been closed to the public, in particular Birregan Road, Dinner Plain Track, Victoria River Road and King Spur Track.

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.

Additional Information
Road closures currently in place: pleae refer to www.vicroads.vic.gov.au
Resources committed to this fire are: 2 slip-on units: 2 dozers: 1 aircraft: 11 personnel
Other information:

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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