ISSUED FOR: MOUNT HOTHAM
INCIDENT LOCATION: MOUNT HOTHAM
INCIDENT NAME: MOUNT HOTHAM (DARGO-HIGHPLAINS RD)
ISSUED: 26/11/2017 3:09PM
NEXT UPDATE EXPECTED: 27/11/2017 3:10PM
This Advice message is being issued for Mount Hotham.
- There is a going bushfire 7 KM south west of Mount Hotham Village
- The fire is 11 HA in size.
- The fire is burning in remote and steep terrain in the Alpine National Park.
- On ground firefighters are being supported by aircraft and machinery to build containment lines around the fire perimeter.
There is currently no threat to communities, but you should continue to stay informed and monitor conditions
What you should do:
- If you are travelling in the area monitor weather conditions and warnings.
- Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
Impacts in your area:
- The Dargo High Plains Road remains seasonally closed.
- There is no public access along the Dargo High Plains Road from Dargo to the Great Alpine Road due to the seasonal closure .
- Check the VicRoads website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) for road closures.
This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.
The next update is expected by 27/11/2017 03:10 pm or as the situation changes.
- If you need medical advice for burns or exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
- Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call 000.
- Smoke can affect people's health.
- People with heart or lung conditions (including asthma), children, pregnant women and older people are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.
- People with existing heart or lung conditions (including asthma) should follow the treatment plan advised by the doctor.
- Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
- Call the VicEmergency Hotline to talk to someone about preparedness on freecall 1800 226 226.
- People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have a speech/communication impairment can contact VicEmergency Hotline via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
- For help with English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone VicEmergency Hotline. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
- Download the VicEmergency app or follow VicEmergency on Twitter (#vicfires) or Facebook.
More details at http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/#!/warning/2260/moreinfo