Awareness Message – Maroondah/Yarra Complex Fire – Yarra – 7.30am 12/02/2009

Awareness Message – Maroondah/Yarra Complex Fire – Yarra – 7.30am

Awareness Message – Communities in the Warburton, Reefton, Wesburn, Millgrove, Yarra Junction, Gladysdale, Powelltown, Launching Place, Don Valley, Hoddles Creek, Woori Yallock and Yellingbo
12/02/2009

Incident Information

Fires continue to burn in the vicinity of the Upper Yarra Dam and east of Big Pats Creek. Residents are advised to remain vigilant and aware of localised change in conditions.

Fire also continues to burn in the Bunyip State Park. Residents in the Yarra Valley including communities in the vicinity of Warburton, Reefton, Wesburn, Millgrove, Yarra Junction, Gladysdale, Powelltown, Launching Place, Don Valley, Hoddles Creek, Woori Yallock and Yellingbo may be experiencing increased smoke from fire management activities.

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

Tourists are advised to avoid the following areas: Communities as listed above.

Road closures currently in place: Information on updated road closures is available on the VicRoads website https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

Community meetings: The following Community Meetings will be held today, Thursday 12th February 2009 –

Healesville – Healesville Memorial Hall, 237 Maroondah Highway, Healesville (Melways 270 D12), from 7:00pm. All are welcome.

Toolangi – Toolangi Community Hall (CJ Dennis Hall), Healesville – Kinglake Road, Toolangi (Melways Page 10 Q2) from 10:00 am, All are welcome.

Resources committed to this fire are: 40 fire trucks 160 personnel supported by dozers.

Emergency relief centres are located at: Healesville Memorial Hall, Maroondah Highway Healesville

Other information: The Shire of Yarra Ranges had advised Healesville Memorial Hall is not a donation collection centre, for further details please visit

For information on fires in Victoria 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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