Awareness Message – Kinglake Complex-Kilmore East, Goulburn River Valley 8.30 pm 11/02/2009

Awareness Message – Kinglake Complex-Kilmore East, River Valley 8.30 pm

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11/02/2009

Incident Information

Latest aircraft line scan showed negligible fire activity along the northern edge around the communities of Reedy Creek, Strath Creek and Flowerdale.

However there may be pockets of unburnt areas 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.

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.
There may be increased amounts of smoke in the area from this fire.
Road use in the area may still be hazardous. Watch out for fallen trees, power lines, abandoned cars, wildlife and emergency Additional Information

For information on road closures go to www.vic.roads.vic.gov.au

Additional Information
Tourists are advised to avoid the following areas:
Goulburn River Valley between Yea and Kerrisdale, including Yea, Homewood, Kerrisdale and Tallarook
Emergency relief centres are located at:
Wallan – Multipurpose Centre, Bentinck Street
Wandong – LB Davern Reserve, Dry Creek rd, opening from 10am 12th Feb 2009

Resources committed to this fire for tonight are: 31 vehicles, and 112 personnel.

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 or https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/home

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