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Old Dec 22nd 2015, 6:36 am   #16
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Watch and Act


Issued For: Barnawartha, Barnawartha North, Indigo Valley, Barnawartha South, Indigo Upper
Fire Origin: BARNAWARTHA

Incident Name: BARNAWARTHA - CHILTERN CONTROL
Issued: 22/12/15 6:26 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
and Indigo Valley area.

This fire remains not yet under control.

Burning out activities will occur in the Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park, 5 kilometres North East of Wooragee at the Southern end of the Indigo Valley. The burning activities will occur from approximately 6.30pm tonight (Tuesday) until 10pm tonight.

There will be increased smoke in the area this evening and into Wednesday morning.

Fire fighting vehicles will be operating in the area this evening and into Wednesday.
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 & DELWP are urging residents in the local area to be alert and stay informed of the fire.

Fallen and falling trees pose a major risk.
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Issued For: Barnawartha, Barnawartha North, Indigo Valley, Barnawartha South, Indigo Upper

Fire Origin: BARNAWARTHA
Incident Name: BARNAWARTHA - CHILTERN CONTROL
Issued: 24/12/15 10:23 AM


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
and Indigo Valley area.

This fire remains not yet under control.

The planned Burning out has now been completed.
There will be smoke in the area throughout the rest of the day.

Fire fighting vehicles will be continuing to operate in the 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 & DELWP are urging residents in the local area to be alert and stay informed of the fire.

Fallen and falling trees pose a major risk.
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Emergency Warning

Issued For: Sunbury

Fire Origin: Sunbury
Incident Name: CFA - SETTLERS WAY - SUNBURY
Issued: 25/12/15 1:54 PM

This is an Emergency Warning issued by Country Fire Authority for Sunbury.

There is a fast moving, out of control grassfire travelling in a southerly direction from Settlers Way towards Enterprise Drive.


This message is for the area of Settlers Way, Free Pl Enterprise Drive, The Parkway and Racecourse Road between Enterprise Drive and Homestead Way
.

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


The next update is expected by 25/12/15 2:30 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

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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Watch and Act

Issued For: Sunbury

Fire Origin: SUNBURY
Incident Name: WILLIAMS RISE
Issued: 25/12/15 1:00 PM


This is a Watch and Act message issued by Country Fire Authority for Sunbury.

There is a small grassfire travelling fast in a southerly direction from Williams Rise Sunbury towards Dalyrimple Road.

This grassfire is currently not yet under control.

The fire could impact the northern outskirts of Sunbury between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.


Residents in the main area of Sunbury are okay and do not need to take any action.
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Recommendation to Evacuate
LORNE - JAMIESON TRACK
Kennett River, Grey River
Effective: 25/12/15 1:41 PM
Expires: 25/12/15 2:30 PM
There is a fast moving bushfire in the Kennett River, Grey River area.
This fire is not yet under control and is expected to impact anytime within the next two hours.
Evacuation Information:
If you are located in Kennett River, Grey River, it is strongly recommended that you evacuate and seek shelter at 34 Costin Street Apollo Bay liesure Centre.
You should travel along the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay.

Turn on your vehicle headlights and drive slowly; smoke will make it difficult to see.
This advice is current to 25/12/15 2:30 PM, evacuation after this time is considered life threatening.
After 25/12/15 2:30 PM it may be too late to leave, take shelter when the fire arrives - protect yourself from the fire's heat.
Last resort options include a Neighbourhood Safer Place, a stationary car in a cleared area, a ploughed paddock or reserve or body of water like a swimming pool or dam.
If you are away from home; do not return.
If you choose to stay, emergency services may not be able to help you.
Incident Information:
This bushfire is currently creating spot-fires up to 1-2km ahead.
It is traveling Grey River towards Kennet River and.
Victoria Police Community Evacuation Information: Victoria Police - Emergency Response.
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Recommendation to Evacuate
Wye River, Separation Creek

Effective: 25/12/15 1:52 PM
Expires: 25/12/15 2:30 PM
There is a quick moving bushfire in the Wye River, Separation Creek area.
This fire is out of control and Why river and Separation Creek are about to be impacted by this fire

Evacuation Information:
If you are located in Wye River, Separation Creek, take shelter now it is to late to leave.
This advice is current to 25/12/15 2:30 PM, evacuation after this time is considered life threatening.
It is too late to leave, take shelter when the fire arrives - protect yourself from the fire's heat.
Last resort options include a Neighbourhood Safer Place, a stationary car in a cleared area, a ploughed paddock or reserve or body of water like a swimming pool or dam.
If you are away from home; do not return.
If you choose to stay, emergency services may not be able to help you.
Incident Information:
This bushfire is currently creating spot-fires up to 1-2km ahead.
It is traveling towards Wye River.
Victoria Police Community Evacuation Information: Victoria Police - Emergency Response.
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Recommendation to Evacuate
LORNE - JAMIESON TRACK
LORNE, ALLENVALE, NORTH LORNE AND CUMBERLAND RIVER
Effective: 25/12/15 9:33 PM
Expires: 25/12/15 11:30 PM
There is a fast moving bushfire in the LORNE, ALLENVALE, NORTH LORNE AND CUMBERLAND RIVER area.
This fire is not yet under control and is expected to impact anytime within the next four hours.

Evacuation Information:
If you are located in Lorne or Allenvale, it is strongly recommended that you evacuate and seek shelter at 1 Merrijig Drive Torquay which is located in the Grant pavilion behind the Municipal Officers.
Preference for holiday makers is to go home to a major centre well away from fire affected areas.
If you do not need to access support services through a relief centre, we encourage you to register on line with Red Cross to let family and friends know you are safe.
Turn on your vehicle headlights and drive slowly; smoke will make it difficult to see.
This advice is current between 25/12/15 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM, evacuation after this time is considered life threatening.
After 25/12/15 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM it may be too late to leave, take shelter when the fire arrives - protect yourself from the fire's heat.
Last resort options include a Neighbourhood Safer Place, a stationary car in a cleared area, a ploughed paddock or reserve or body of water like a swimming pool or dam.
If you are away from home; do not return.
If you choose to stay, emergency services may not be able to help you.
Incident Information:
This bushfire is currently creating spot-fires up to 1-2km ahead.
It is expected to travel toward Lorne later in the evening
The timing of the wind change has changed and is expected anytime in the next 2 hours, which may cause the fire to change towards Lorne.


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Emergency Warning

Issued For: Wye River, Separation Creek
Fire Origin: Wye River, Separation Creek
Incident Name:
Issued: 25/12/15 9:29 PM

This is an Emergency Warning issued by Country Fire Authority for Wye River, Separation Creek.

There is a fast moving, out of control bushfire travelling in a southerly direction towards Wye River and Separartion Creek.


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


The next update is expected by 25/12/15 11:30 PM or as the situation changes.

For people affected by the Lorne bushfire in Victoria, register to let family and friends know you're OK. Visit redcross.org.au

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

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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Emergency Warning

Issued For: Kennett River, Grey River
Fire Origin: Kennett River, Grey River
Incident Name: LORNE - JAMIESON TRACK
Issued: 25/12/15 9:23 PM

This is an Emergency Warning issued by Country Fire Authority for Kennett River, Grey River.

There is a fast moving, out of control bushfire has travelled in a southerly direction towards Wye River and Separation Creek. Spot fires are occurring up to 1-2 km in front 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.

The Great Ocean Road is closed from Torquay to Skenes creek

The next update is expected by 25/12/15 11:30 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

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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Watch and Act


Issued For: Wongarra
Fire Origin: Wongarra
Incident Name: LORNE - JAMIESON TRACK
Issued: 25/12/15 8:32 PM


This is a Watch and Act message issued by Country Fire Authority for Wongarra.

There is a 1750 hectare bushfire travelling fast in a southerly direction from Jamieson Track towards Wongarra.
This bushfire is currently not yet under control
.

A wind change is expected between 9.00pm and 10.00pm, which will cause the fire to change directions towards Lorne


Now is the time to implement your bushfire plan. Be prepared and stay vigilant.

Travel away from fire area

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.

Road closure for the Great Ocean Road, from Torquay to Skenes Creek.

The next update is expected by 25/12/15 10:30 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.
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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Firefighters are battling an out-of-control bushfire that has destroyed at least 50 houses and threatens many more around Victoria's popular Great Ocean Road route.

Residents and holidaymakers have been urged to evacuate from Lorne and Allenvale, with Torquay and Geelong the safest options.

The towns of Wye River, Grey River, Kennet River and Separation Creek have already been evacuated, with only four people choosing to stay behind to protect their homes.

Homes have been lost in Wye River and Separation Creek.

The Great Ocean Road between Skenes Creek and Torquay is closed.

Bruce Hutchinson from Kennett River sought refuge at an evacuation centre in Apollo Bay. He does not know if his home has survived the fire.

"It's been a very draining situation. Sorry if I'm breaking down a bit, but we're just keeping our fingers crossed," he said.
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Emergency Warning

Issued For: Wye River, Separation Creek
Fire Origin: Wye River, Separation Creek
Incident Name:
Issued: 26/12/15 2:11 PM

This is an Emergency Warning issued by Country Fire Authority for Wye River, Separation Creek.

There is a out of control bushfire which has impacted and continues to impact Wye River and Separartion Creek.

The Wye River Separation Creek areas remain CLOSED and is not expected to reopen today.


Power is out within this area and fallen domestic solar power lines remain a threat. There are a number of hazardous trees that have been burnt and are dangerous. Damage to septic systems can result in leaking sewerage causing health hazards.

The relief centre is located at Apollo Bay Leisure Centre 34 Costin Street


The next update is expected by 26/12/15 5:30 PM or as the situation changes.

For people affected by the Jamieson Track / Lorne bushfire in Victoria, register to let family and friends know you're OK. Visit redcross.org.au


Safety Information
It is critical to keep an eye on what is happening with the fire.
If you have elected to stay with your home, patrol for embers.

In the car:

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
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Watch and Act

Issued For: Kennett River, Grey River
Fire Origin: LORNE
Incident Name: LORNE - JAMIESON TRACK
Issued: 26/12/15 12:54 PM


This is an updated Watch and Act message issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for
Kennett River, Grey River.

The LORNE bushfire is currently not yet under control.


Weather conditions have changed and the fire has activity has eased.

There are a number of hazardous trees that have been burnt and could be dangerous. The power from domestic solar systems may be out because of damaged lines.

Septic systems may have been damaged and leakage from these systems could pose a health hazard.

- The Relief Centre is at Leisure Centre 34 Costin Street Apollo Bay.

A community meeting will be held at 2.00 pm today at the relief Centre, Apollo Bay.

The Great Ocean Road remains closed between Lorne and Skenes Creek. Grey River Road also remains closed.

The next update is expected by 26/12/15 5:00 PM or as the situation changes.
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Watch and Act

Issued For: Lorne, Allenvale
Fire Origin: Lorne
Incident Name:
Issued: 26/12/15 9:20 AM

This is an updated Watch and Act message issued by Country Fire Authority for Lorne, Allenvale.

The Lorne bushfire is currently not yet under control.



The recommendation to evacuate for Lorne and Allenvale is no longer current. These communities have not been impacted by fire.



There is no immediate threat to the community but this could change with alteration in weather conditions. People can now return to the area but remain vigilent.

People returning to the area are to comply with traffic management processes and advice received from Victoria Police to ensure the safe and orderly movemnt of traffic.





Rain has impacted on the fire and the forward rate of spread has slowed. The fire remains outside of control lines.



The Great Ocean Road remain closed between between Lorne and Skenes Creek. The Grey River Road is also closed. Traffic management points at Bellbrae, Aireys Inlet and Deans Marsh are in the process of being removed.



Conditions may change and get worse very quickly. Emergency Services may not be able to help you. Ensure that you have implement your person bushfire protection plan.

The next update is expected by 26/12/15 6:00 PM or as the situation changes.
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The total number of properties destroyed in the Christmas Day bushfire along Victoria's Great Ocean Road has risen to 103.

At Wye River, the number of destroyed homes has gone up to 85, while at Separation Creek the number remained at 18.


Speaking after a community meeting at Apollo Bay, Mr Andrews, who flew over the fire zone, said there were "significant" property losses.

"It's kind of confirmed for us just how hot, just how volatile, just how intense this fire was, burning right to the water's edge," he said.

"Our challenge now is to make sure that we provide those grants, and they're already flowing.

"I'm here to show that all Victorians stand with the communities of Wye River, Sep Creek as well, and others who are doing it very, very tough at the moment."

Government grants of $1,300 will be made available to those who have lost their homes or are unable to return.

Mr Andrews said there would be a big rebuilding process in the towns.

"The State Government stands ready to provide whatever support, whatever the resources the council and others need to make sure that we can rebuild and support and empower people through what will be a very challenging process, not for weeks and months but indeed for years."

The Premier also cautioned that the MFB crews had only done an initial sweep through the affected areas.

"We can't be certain those numbers won't further grow based on further assessments," he said.
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