Awareness Message – Wilsons Prom – Cathedral Fire – 1:00pm 14/02/2009

Awareness Message – Wilsons Prom – Cathedral Fire – 1:00pm

Awareness Message – Wilsons Promontory Entrance Gate
14/02/2009

Incident Information

The Wilsons Prom Cathedral fire is burning 13 kilometres south-east of Wilsons Promontory entrance gate. This is a revised estimate as the initial estimate of 19km was incorrect. The fire is burning in a south-west direction and is estimated to be 3200 hectares in size. This fire is not currently posing a threat to communities.

However, we would like to advice residents north of Wilsons Promontory they may continue to observe increased amounts of smoke through the afternoon as the fire front has become more active, burning in a south-west direction away from the national park entrance.

Core Advice
There may be increased amounts of smoke in the area from this fire.
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
Road closures currently in place: at the national park entrance
Other information:

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