Downgrade Message – Urgent Threat to Alert Maroondah/Yarra Complex Fire 10.00 am 13/02/2009

Downgrade Message – Urgent Threat to Alert Maroondah/Yarra Complex Fire 10.00 am

Downgrade Message – Urgent Threat to Alert for residents
13/02/2009

Incident Information

The communities of Healesville residents in the vicinity of Donnellys Weir Road, St Leonards Road, Camerons Road, Mc Gregor Avenue, Goondah Lane, Clifford Grove, White Street, Westmount Road, Evelyn Grove, Eadie Avenue, Wattle Court, Trench Farm Road, Lowes Road, Warringah , Arlunya Road, Kay Road, Fairview Road, Blackwoods Road and the section of Healesville-Kinglake Road between Lowes Road and Blackwoods Road, and residents in the vicinity of Kinglake Road between Merlin Street and Blackwood Road in the Mt. Lebanon-Chum Creek area, residents in the area of St Leonards are no longer under direct threat from this fire, but still need to remain alert due to a high level of fire activity still in the area.

Core Advice
People in the area need to remain alert as there may not be a warning should conditions change unexpectedly. Continue to listen to ABC or local radio for updates on this fire.
Keep patrolling for embers around your property.
Be aware of residual burning after the main fire front has passed – remember logs and trees may continue to burn or smoulder for a number of days.
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.
Road use in the area will still be extremely hazardous due to low visibility from smoke. Watch out for fallen trees, power lines, abandoned cars, wildlife and emergency services vehicles.
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

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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