Awareness Message Final Advice -Kinglake Complex-Kilmore East Fire 5.00am 13/02/2009

Awareness Message Final Advice -Kinglake Complex-Kilmore East Fire 5.00am

Final Advice Kinglake Complex-Kilmore East Fire River Valley
13/02/2009

Incident Information

Fire activity has subsided to a minimum within the northern edge around the areas of Reedy Creek, Strath Creek and Flowerdale.

Pockets of unburnt areas may still exist within the fire boundary. These areas could still be affected by fire with changing weather conditions.

Where resources allow, CFA and DSE crews will monitor and respond to these incidents.

Communities in the Goulburn River Valley between Homewood and Seymour, including Homewood Kerrisdale, Trawool and Tallarook need to be aware and should remain vigilant and continue to listen to 774 ABC radio or local stations for updates.

Core Advice
Be prepared to activate your bushfire survival plan if necessary.
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
Road use in the area may still be hazardous. Watch out for fallen trees, power lines, abandoned cars, wildlife and emergency services vehicles.
Watch out for hazards when walking around burnt areas. There may be sharp objects and areas that are still very hot and capable of causing serious burns.
Be aware of residual burning- remember logs and trees may continue to burn or smoulder for a number of days.
There may be increased amounts of smoke in the area from this fire.
Residents should expect that many branches may fall from nearby trees in the next few days, and should be vigilant to protect themselves from injury.

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Additional Information
Tourists are advised to avoid the following areas:
Goulburn River Valley between Yea and Kerrisdale, including Yea, Homewood, Kerrisdale and Tallarook
For further updates and information on road closures phone Vic Roads 131170 or website www.vicroads.vic.gov.au
Emergency relief centres are located at:
Wallan – Multipurpose Centre, Bentinck Street
Wandong – LB Davern Reserve, Dry Creek Rd

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

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