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Old Dec 19th 2015, 2:41 am   #1
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Default Bushfires - Victoria

Issued For: Wonthaggi, Harmers Haven, Cape Paterson
Fire Origin: Longwall Crt WONTHAGGI
Incident Name:
Issued: 19/12/15 2:30 PM


This is an Emergency Warning issued by Country Fire Authority for Wonthaggi, Harmers Haven, Cape Paterson.

There is a fast moving, out of control grassfire travelling in a southerly direction from Longwall Crt Wonthaggi towards Cape Patterson and Harmers Haven.




Residents between Longwall Crt and Cape Patterson could be impacted anytime within the next 1 hour.

Leaving now is the safest option, before conditions become too dangerous. Emergency Services may not be able to help if you decide to stay.

Travel to;

- The home of family or friends that is away from the warning area.


When driving, slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.




The next update is expected by 19/12/15 4:00 PM or as the situation changes.

Safety Information:


If you are unable to leave the area, take shelter indoors.

If you cannot get indoors, other last resort options include:
A large open area like a ploughed paddock, football oval or sporting reserve.
A large body of water like a dam, lake, river, the ocean or inground pool.
Try to protect yourself from the fire's heat.
If you are travelling, do not enter the area, U-turn to safety.

If you are away from home, do not return.

For life or property threatening emergencies call 000.

If you need medical advice for burns or smoke exposure call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.

Stay Informed:

Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations or Sky News TV.
Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667.
Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL 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 VBIL. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
Download the FireReady App and follow Vic Emergency on Twitter (#VicFires) or Facebook.
Road Closures: check VicRoads website.
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Default re: Bushfires - Victoria

Issued For: Wandin North
Fire Origin: WANDIN NORTH
Incident Name: VICTORIA RD
Issued: 19/12/15 2:31 PM


This is a DOWNGRADED Watch and Act message issue by Country Fire Authority for Wandin North.

Firefighters are containing the grassfire in the WANDIN NORTH area at Rodger Road, however it is still not yet under control.


Smoke will be visible.

While the immediate threat has passed, continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.

Warburton Highway has reopened.

Roads are closed at:
Warburton Hwy at Victoria Road, Wandin North
Sebire Ave and Warburton Hwy, Wandin North
Sebire Ave and Victoria Road, Wandin North
Connors Flat Road and Tainton Street, Wandin North

The next update is expected by 19/12/15 4:30 PM or as the situation changes.

Safety information:
Remember to take your prescriptions and medication, photo ID, bottles of water, your mobile phone and charger and consider what you will do with your pets.
When driving, slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.
If you have time, check your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions.
Contact a family member or friend to tell them what you plan to do now.
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Default re: Bushfires - Victoria

Watch and Act

Issued For: Wandin North, Seville, Wandin East, Silvan
Fire Origin: WANDIN NORTH
Incident Name: VICTORIA RD
Issued: 20/12/15 1:57 AM



This is a UPDATED Watch and Act message issue by Country Fire Authority for Wandin North, Seville, Wandin East, Silvan.

Firefighters are continuing to work on the grassfire in the WANDIN NORTH area at Rodger Road, and we would like to remind the community that it is still not yet under control.


Fire fighting vehicles will be operating in the area overnight and tomorrow to ensure it stays within the contained area. Residents are asked to avoid travelling on the roads, in and around the area, due to falling trees and ease of access for equipment and trucks. Smoke will be noticeable.

As the fire is still not yet under control, CFA are urging residents in the local area to be alert and stay informed of the fire. Damaging winds are forecast for early Sunday morning, with peak gusts up to 75 km/h, which could cause the fire to spread.

There is a squally south west wind change forecast for early Sunday afternoon which may significantly affect fire behaviour.

While the immediate threat has passed, continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.

Stay Informed:

Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and community designated radio stations or Sky News TV.
Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667.
If you need medical advice for burns or smoke exposure call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL 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 VBIL. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
Download the FireReady App and follow Vic Emergency on Twitter (#VicFires) or Facebook.
Road Closures: check VicRoads website.

The next update is expected by 20/12/15 8:00 AM or as the situation changes.

http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/...71454/moreinfo

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Fire officials have confirmed a number of buildings have been lost in a bushfire south of Ballarat.

A watch and act alert is in place for Scotsburn, Elaine, Clarendon, Mount Doran, Bungal, Ballark, Lal Lal and Morrisons, but the Country Fire Authority (CFA) said fire crews had managed to slow the spread of the blaze.

The CFA are working throughout the night to try and strengthen containment lines in the south of the state, as it prepares for strong winds to feed fires burning in several locations.

Teams in Wandin are focussing their efforts on the north east of the fire as they prepare for strong winds.

An emergency warning was issued after erratic winds fanned the bushfire on Saturday afternoon.

CFA spokesman Graeme Baxter told 774 ABC Melbourne "we have lost some houses but I don't have a number on that".

He said it could include farm buildings and homes.
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Watch and Act

Issued For: Mount Doran, Elaine, Clarendon, Scotsburn
Fire Origin: SCOTSBURN
Incident Name: FINNS RD
Issued: 20/12/15 1:00 AM


This is an updated Watch and Act message issued by Country Fire Authority for
Mount Doran, Elaine, Clarendon, Scotsburn.

Firefighters have slowed the spread of the scrub and grassfire and are working to strengthen containment lines on the southern edge of the fire preparing for fire conditions to worsen overnight and into Sunday morning.

This fire is approximately 3000 hectares in size. The fire crossed the Midland Highway between Clarendon and Elaine.

Winds are expected to strengthen from the North at approximately 3:00AM which will increase fire activity.

The wind is expected to change to a West South Westerly at approximately midday Sunday which may cause the fire to move in an East North Easterly direction.

Traffic management points remain in place around the fire area which includes signage and people are asked to obey.

Midland Highway is closed from the top of Mt Buninyong to the Midland Highway-Boundary Rd intersection.
Refer to Vic Roads website for further road closures.

A Relief Centre has been opened at the Mechanics Institute, 143 Inglis Street, Ballan and will remain open.
A Relief Centre will be opening at Buninyong Town Hall from 10:00AM on the 20th of December 2015.




Don't wait, leaving now is the safest option - conditions may change and get worse very quickly. Emergency Services may not be able to help you.


The next update is expected by 20/12/15 5:30 AM or as the situation changes.

http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/...71454/moreinfo
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Exclamation Re: Bushfires - Victoria

Issued For: Barnawartha, Indigo Upper, Indigo Valley
Fire Origin: Barnawartha
Incident Name: BARNAWARTHA - CHILTERN CONTROL
Issued: 20/12/15 3:34 PM

This is an Emergency Warning issued by Country Fire Authority for Barnawartha, Indigo Upper, Indigo Valley.

There is a fast moving, out of control grassfire travelling in a south easterly direction from Barnawartha towards Indigo Valley.


Spotfires and Ember Attacks could be up to 4.30km ahead of the main fire.

You are in danger, act now to protect yourself.
It is too late to leave. The safest option is to take shelter indoors immediately.

Indigo Valley Road is closed.

The next update is expected by 20/12/15 4:00 PM or as the situation changes.

Safety Information
When indoors:
Close all exterior doors, windows and vents and turn off cooling systems.
Shelter in a room that has a door and or a window to the outside - It is critical to keep an eye on what is happening with the fire.
If you cannot get indoors, other last resort options include:

A large open area like a ploughed paddock, football oval or sporting reserve.
A large body of water like a dam, lake, river, the ocean or inground pool.
Try to protect yourself from the fire's heat.
In the car:

Park behind a solid structure to block the fire's heat or pull over to a cleared area.
Try to position the car towards the approaching fire.
Put on your hazard lights and headlights.
Turn the engine off, close all windows and ensure that car air vents are closed.
Get down as low as possible below window level and cover up with a woolen blanket.
If you are travelling, do not enter the area, U-turn to safety.

If you are away from home, do not return.

For life or property threatening emergencies call 000

If you need medical advice for burns or smoke exposure call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024

http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/...rning/21595484
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Watch and Act


Issued For: Barnawartha North, West Wodonga, Huon Creek, Castle Creek, Wodonga, Leneva West, Wooragee, Leneva, Yackandandah, Beechworth
Fire Origin: BARNAWARTHA / Indigo valley
Incident Name: BARNAWARTHA - CHILTERN CONTROL
Issued: 20/12/15 2:24 PM


This is a Watch and Act message issued by Country Fire Authority for Barnawartha North, West Wodonga, Huon Creek, Castle Creek, Wodonga, Leneva West, Wooragee, Leneva, Yackandandah, Beechworth.

There is a fast moving bushfire travelling in a south easterly direction from Barnawartha towards Yackandandah through the Indigo Valley.

This bushfire is currently not yet under control.

The fire could impact Indigo Valley, Wooragee, Indigo Upper, Leneva West, Beechworth or Yackandandah any time.


Don't wait, leaving now is the safest option - conditions may change and get worse very quickly. Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.

Travel to;
- There is a relief centre at - The Cube Wodonga - Hovell St.
- The home of family or friends that is away from the warning area.
- Wodonga or Albury

When driving, slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.

The next update is expected by 20/12/15 6:00 PM or as the situation changes.

Safety Information:
Remember to take your prescriptions and medication, photo ID, bottles of water, your mobile phone and charger and consider what you will do with your pets.
If you have time, check your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions.
Contact a family member or friend to tell them what you plan to do.
Stay Informed:

Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations or Sky News TV.
Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667.
If you need medical advice for burns or smoke exposure call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL 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 VBIL. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
Download the FireReady App and follow Vic Emergency on Twitter (#VicFires) or Facebook.
Road Closures: check VicRoads website.
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Default Re: Bushfires - Victoria

Issued For: Wandin North, Seville, Wandin East, Silvan
Fire Origin: WANDIN NORTH
Incident Name: VICTORIA RD
Issued: 20/12/15 2:45 PM


This is a UPDATED Watch and Act message issue by Country Fire Authority for Wandin North, Seville, Wandin East, Silvan.

Firefighters are making good progress to contain the fire in the WANDIN NORTH area at Rodger Road, and it remains still not yet under control.


Fire fighting vehicles will be operating in the area today to ensure it stays within the contained area. Residents are asked to avoid travelling on the roads, in and around the area, due to falling trees and ease of access for equipment and trucks. Smoke may be noticeable.

As the fire is still not yet under control, CFA are urging residents in the local area to be alert and stay informed of the fire. Further strong winds are still forecast for later this afternoon which may affect fire behaviour.

While the immediate threat has passed, continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.

Stay Informed:

Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and community designated radio stations or Sky News TV.
Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667.
If you need medical advice for burns or smoke exposure call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL 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 VBIL. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
Download the FireReady App and follow Vic Emergency on Twitter (#VicFires) or Facebook.
Road Closures: check VicRoads website.

The next update is expected by 20/12/15 7:00 PM or as the situation changes.
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Default Re: Bushfires - Victoria

Issued For: Mount Doran, Elaine, Clarendon, Scotsburn
Fire Origin: SCOTSBURN
Incident Name: FINNS RD
Issued: 20/12/15 12:34 PM

This is an updated Watch and Act message issued by Country Fire Authority for
Mount Doran, Elaine, Clarendon, Scotsburn.


The Finns Road- Scotsburn fire continues to burn within the containment lines. Crews are continuing to patrol the fire edge and strengthen control lines.
Heavy machinery and aircraft are assisting the on ground fire fighters.

This fire is approximately 4000 hectares in size. The fire crossed the Midland Highway between Clarendon and Elaine.


Winds from the west are strengthening, increasing fire and smoke activity.

The wind is expected to change to a West South Westerly early afternoon today which may cause the fire to move in an East North Easterly direction.


Traffic management points remain in place around the fire area which includes signage and people are asked to obey.

Midland Highway is closed from the top of Mt Buninyong to the Midland Highway-Boundary Rd intersection.
Refer to Vic Roads website for further road closures.


Relief Centres are open at;
Mechanics Institute, 143 Inglis Street, Ballan, and;
Buninyong Town Hall, Learmonth Street, Buninyong.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS
Two community meetings occurred this morning at Buninyong and Elaine.

People must act now and not wait for the wind change


Don't wait, leaving now is the safest option - conditions may change and get worse very quickly. Emergency Services may not be able to help you.


The next update is expected by 20/12/15 3:30 PM or as the situation changes.
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Emergency Warning

Issued For: Indigo Upper, Wooragee, Yackandandah
Fire Origin: BARNAWARTHA
Incident Name: BARNAWARTHA - CHILTERN CONTROL
Issued: 20/12/15 7:08 PM


This is an Emergency Warning issued by Country Fire Authority for Indigo Upper,Yackandandah, Wooragee.

There is a fast moving, out of control bushfire travelling in a easterly direction from Indigo Valley towards Beechworth Wodonga Road.


Spotfires and Ember Attacks are starting up to 2 km ahead of the main fire.

Extreme fire weather means that the forward spread of the fire cannot not be controlled. A wind change is also forecast that may see the fire spread in a Northeasterly direction. If your plan is to leave your property now is the time to do it..


Leaving now is the safest option, before conditions become too dangerous. Emergency Services may not be able to help if you decide to stay.

Travel to;
- The Relief Centres at The Cube, Wodonga, Hovell Street or the Beechworth Memorial Hall
- The home of family or friends that is away from the warning area.
- Nearest regional area - Beechworth, Albury/Wodonga

When driving, slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.



The next update is expected by 20/12/15 7.30 PM or as the situation changes.

Safety Information:

If you are unable to leave the area, take shelter indoors.

If you cannot get indoors, other last resort options include:
A large open area like a ploughed paddock, football oval or sporting reserve.
A large body of water like a dam, lake, river, the ocean or inground pool.
Try to protect yourself from the fire's heat.
If you are travelling, do not enter the area, U-turn to safety.

If you are away from home, do not return.

For life or property threatening emergencies call 000.

If you need medical advice for burns or smoke exposure call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.

Stay Informed:

Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations or Sky News TV.
Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667.
Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL 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 VBIL. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
Download the FireReady App and follow Vic Emergency on Twitter (#VicFires) or Facebook.
Road Closures: check VicRoads website.


http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/...rning/21602906
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Emergency Warning

Issued For: Leneva, Leneva West
Fire Origin: Indigo Valley
Incident Name: BARNAWARTHA - CHILTERN CONTROL
Issued: 20/12/15 6:34 PM


This is an Emergency Warning issued by Country Fire Authority for Leneva, Leneva West, Huon Creek Road and Castle Creek Road.

There is a fast moving, out of control bushfire travelling in a easterly direction from Indigo Valley towards the Beechworth Wodonga Road.


Spotfires and Ember Attacks are starting up to 2 km ahead of the main.

Extreme fire weather means that the forward spread of the fire cannot not be controlled. A wind change is also forecast that may see the fire spread in a Northeasterly direction. If your plan is to leave your property now is the time to do it.



Leaving now is the safest option, before conditions become too dangerous. Emergency Services may not be able to help if you decide to stay.

Travel to;
- The Relief Centres at The Cube, Hovell Street Wodonga or the Beechworth Memorial Hall.
- The home of family or friends that is away from the warning area.
- Nearest regional area - Beechworth, Albury/Wodonga
- There are road closures in the ares as follows; The Beechworth/ Wodonga Road from Drapers Road to the Beechworth/ Chiltern Road. The Yackandandah Road to the Beechworth/ Wodonga Road.

When driving, slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.



The next update is expected by 20/12/15 8:00 PM or as the situation changes.

Safety Information:


If you are unable to leave the area, take shelter indoors.

If you cannot get indoors, other last resort options include:
A large open area like a ploughed paddock, football oval or sporting reserve.
A large body of water like a dam, lake, river, the ocean or inground pool.
Try to protect yourself from the fire's heat.
If you are travelling, do not enter the area, U-turn to safety.

If you are away from home, do not return.

For life or property threatening emergencies call 000.

If you need medical advice for burns or smoke exposure call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.

Stay Informed:

Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations or Sky News TV.
Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667.
Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL 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 VBIL. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
Download the FireReady App and follow Vic Emergency on Twitter (#VicFires) or Facebook.
Road Closures: check VicRoads website.

http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/...rning/21601733
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Watch and Act

Issued For: Barnawartha, Barnawartha North, Indigo Valley
Fire Origin: Barnawartha
Incident Name:
Issued: 20/12/15 6:43 PM


This is a DOWNGRADED Watch and Act message issue by Country Fire Authority for Barnawartha, Barnawartha North, Indigo Valley.



This fire is still not yet under control.

Staying close to shelter is the safest option, in case conditions change again suddenly. Continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.

There is a road closure in the area as follows: The Indigo Creek Road is closed at Chiltern. Please review the Vic Roads website for further detail.

The next update is expected by 20/12/15 8:00 PM or as the situation changes.
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Issued For: West Wodonga, Beechworth
Fire Origin: BARNAWARTHA / Indigo valley
Incident Name: BARNAWARTHA - CHILTERN CONTROL
Issued: 20/12/15 6:02 PM


This is a Watch and Act message issued by Country Fire Authority for West Wodonga, Beechworth.

There is a fast moving bushfire travelling in a south easterly direction from Barnawartha towards Yackandandah through the Indigo Valley.

This bushfire is currently not yet under control.


The fire could impact Indigo Valley, Wooragee, Indigo Upper, Leneva West, Beechworth or Yackandandah any time.

Conditions may change, which may see the fire impact on Beechworth or Wodonga West, depending on the impact of the wind change. People living in the outskirts should monitor the conditions and be prepared to move to the centre of town

Travel to;
- There is a relief centre at - The Cube Wodonga - Hovell St.
- The home of family or friends that is away from the warning area.
- Wodonga or Albury

When driving, slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.

The next update is expected by 20/12/15 8:00 PM or as the situation changes.

Safety Information:
Remember to take your prescriptions and medication, photo ID, bottles of water, your mobile phone and charger and consider what you will do with your pets.
If you have time, check your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions.
Contact a family member or friend to tell them what you plan to do.
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Issued For: Barnawartha, Barnawartha North, Indigo Valley, Barnawartha South, Indigo Upper
Fire Origin: BARNAWARTHA
Incident Name: BARNAWARTHA - CHILTERN CONTROL
Issued: 21/12/15 4:40 PM


This is a Watch and Act message issued by Country Fire Authority for Barnawartha, Barnawartha North, Indigo Valley, Barnawartha South, Indigo Upper.

Firefighters are making good progress to contain the fire in the Barnawartha area. This fire remains not yet under control
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Fire fighting vehicles will be operating in the area today to ensure it stays within the current area. Residents are asked to avoid travelling on the roads to allow ease of access of equipment and trucks, and need to be aware of hazardous fallen or falling trees.

As the fire is still not under control, CFA are urging residents in the local area to be alert and stay informed of the fire. Further strong winds are still forecast for later today which may affect fire behavior. Fallen and falling trees pose a major risk.

While the immediate threat has passed residents in this area should continue to monitor conditions and stay informed.

The Community Relief Centre at The Cube, Hovell Street, Wodonga is closed.

Smoke will be visible from near by communities and roads.

Beechworth / Wodonga Road is now open to traffic.

Road Closures that remain: The Indigo Creek Road closed from Indigo Fire Station to Beechworth / Wodonga Road.

The communities of Yackandandah, Wooragee, Back Creek & Beechworth are not currently under threat.

The next update is expected by 21/12/15 6:00 PM or as the situation changes.

Safety Information:
Remember to take your prescriptions and medication, photo ID, bottles of water, your mobile phone and charger and consider what you will do with your pets.
If you have time, check your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions.
Contact a family member or friend to tell them what you plan to do.
Stay Informed:

Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations or Sky News TV.
Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667.
If you need medical advice for burns or smoke exposure call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL 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 VBIL. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
Download the FireReady App and follow Vic Emergency on Twitter (#VicFires) or Facebook.
Road Closures: check VicRoads website.

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Homes destroyed in Australia bushfires - BBC News


Twelve Australian families have lost their homes to bushfires near Melbourne, days ahead of Christmas.
Fire authorities are also warning of dangerous hot and windy conditions on Christmas and Boxing Day.
Crews were still tackling a blaze at Scotsburn, west of the city, for a third day on Monday.
The Country Fire Authority's (CFA) Craig Lapsley said one firefighter had been injured, but it was extremely fortunate no lives had been lost.
Some firefighters were struggling to stand due to the high temperatures and strong winds.
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