Awareness Message – Kinglake Complex-Kilmore East, Goulburn River Valley 3.00 pm 11/02/2009

Awareness Message – Kinglake Complex-Kilmore East, River Valley 3.00 pm

Awareness Message – for communities of Reedy Creek, Strath Creek and Flowerdale
11/02/2009

Incident Information

The Kinglake complex continues to burn and is currently estimated to be in excess of 116,000 hectares.

There may be pockets of unburnt areas along the northern edge of the fire and due to the forecast for increasing winds, fire activity may increase within the fire boundary. Where resources allow, CFA and DSE crews will monitor and respond to these incidents.

This fire is not currently posing a threat to communities however, the communities of Reedy Creek, Strath Creek and Flowerdale should remain vigilant and continue to listen to 774 ABC radio or local radio stations for updates.

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

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
Emergency relief centres are located at:
Wallan – Multipurpose Centre, Bentinck Street
The relief centre at Broadford – Shire Hall, has now been closed with all activities now transferred to the Wallan relief centre

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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