Awareness Message – Ivanhoe East Grass Fire 4.45pm 12/02/2009

Awareness Message – Ivanhoe East Grass Fire 4.45pm

Awareness Message about a grass fire in Ivanhoe East burning on the Yarra Trail
12/02/2009

Incident Information

A grass fire is burning in Ivanhoe East along the Yarra Trail, near the Banyule Flats Area (Melways Map reference 31 B6). It is burning along the yarra trail in grassland. This fire is not currently posing a threat to communities.

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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