FIRE ADVICE: Mount Hotham (Dargo-Highplains Rd)

Issued 26/11/2017 3:09PM

FIRE ADVICE: Mount Hotham (Dargo-Highplains Rd)

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.

 

Health information:

  • 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 information: 

  • 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.

Stay informed: 

 

More details at http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/#!/warning/2260/moreinfo

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