Awareness Message – Wilsons Prom Cathedral Fire – 8am 15/02/2009

Awareness Message – Wilsons Prom Cathedral Fire -8am

Awareness Message – residents north of Wilsons Promontory
15/02/2009

Incident Information

The Wilsons Prom Cathedral fire is burning 7.5 kilometres south-east of the Wilsons Promontory entrance gate and is currently at Millers Landing. The fire is burning in a west direction and is estimated to be 5500 hectares in size, however this estimate will grow through the morning as we gather information. This fire is not currently posing a threat to communities.

We would like to advise residents north of Wilsons Promontory they will be observing increased amounts of smoke through the day as a result of fire activity and possibly flame when looking across Corner Inlet.

Core Advice
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
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 http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/