Awareness Message – Update for Dargo – White Timber Spur Fire 11.00am
Awareness Message – Update for Dargo – White Spur Fire. 15 kilometres NNW of Dargo, in East Gippsland
An alpine fire is burning 15 kilometres NNW of Dargo, in East Gippsland (Map reference EU 115 892). It is estimated to be approximately 15,000 hectares in size. This fire is not spreading in size and is currently not posing a threat to any communities.
Mild weather conditions forecast for today will assist crews to continue to construct control lines around the southern, eastern and northern edges of the fire, in preparation for burning between the fire and control lines.
The Dargo High Plains Road remains closed to all traffic.
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 (828 AM or 105.5 FM 90.7 FM) or local radio for updates on this fire. Note that ABC 100.7 is out of service until further notice.
Road closures currently in place: please refer to www.vicroads.vic.gov.au
Resources committed to this fire are: 13 dozers 2 aircraft 61 personnel
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 or www.cfa.vic.gov.au