Awareness Message – Wilsons Prom – Cathedral Fire – 7:00pm 15/02/2009

Awareness Message – Wilsons Prom – Cathedral Fire – 7:00pm

Awareness Message – Wilsons Promontory Entrance Gate
15/02/2009

Incident Information

The Wilsons Prom Cathedral fire is burning 7.5 kilometres south-east of the Wilsons Promontory entrance gate. The fire is burning in a west to north-west direction and is estimated to be 5500 hectares in size. This fire is not currently posing a threat to communities.

However, we would like to advise residents north of Wilsons Promontory they will be observing increased amounts of smoke as a result of fire activity.

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
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