Awareness Message – Initial Advice Yea-Murrindindi Fire 1.30 pm 13/02/2009

Awareness Message – Initial Advice Yea-Murrindindi Fire 1.30 pm

Awareness Message – Thornton and Rubicon communities
13/02/2009

Incident Information

Residents in the Thornton and Rubicon communities will notice a large smoke plume south west of Thornton. The smoke is coming from well within containment lines. The fire is not posing any threat to the communities and reminds members of the community to stay vigilant and activate their bushfire plans.

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

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

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