Downgrade Message – Urgent Threat- Alert Yea/Murrindindi Fire near Glenburn 5.45pm
Downgrade Message – for the communities of Kalatha Ck Rd and east of Two Hills Road
Even though the fire is not currently posing a threat to the Glenburn area, the communities of Kalatha Ck Rd and east of Two Hills Road need to be aware that fire activity is continuing in the area and residents need to remain vigilent.
Watch out for hazards when walking around burnt areas. There may be sharp objects and areas that are still very hot and capable of causing serious burns.
Be aware of residual burning- remember logs and trees may continue to burn or smoulder for a number of days.
Road use in the area may still be hazardous. Watch out for fallen trees, power lines, abandoned cars, wildlife and emergency services vehicles.
Residents should expect that many branches may fall from nearby trees in the next few days, and should be vigilant to protect themselves from injury.
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
Emergency relief centres are located at: Alexandra Secondary College and Community Complex, Broadford Shire Hall on Murchison Street and Wallan multi purpose Centre Bendpink Street Ph 5783 1450
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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