Awareness Message – Smoke in Upper Yarra Valley 7.45pm

Awareness Message – Smoke in Upper Yarra Valley 7.45pm

Awareness Message – Smoke in Upper Yarra Valley
10/02/2009

Incident Information

Woori Yallock Incident Control Centre wishes to advise that a fire continues to burn in the Bunyip State Forest. Residents in the Upper Yarra Valley including communities in the vicinity of Warburton, Wesburn, Millgrove, Yarra Junction, Gladysdale, Powelltown, Place, Don Valley, Hoddles Creek, Woori Yallock and Yellingbo may be experiencing increased smoke from this fire.

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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