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Old Dec 16th 2014, 11:36 am   #1
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Exclamation Bushfires - West Wodonga, Kyneton, Benalla, Longwood VIC

Watch and Act


Issued For: West Wodonga, Wodonga
Fire Origin: West Wodonga
Incident Name: CFA - West Wodonga - Plunketts Road
Issued: 16/12/14 10:39 PM


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

There is a large 123 hectare grassfire travelling slow in a easterly direction from Black Range Road towards West Wodonga.
This grassfire is currently not yet under control.


The fire could impact West Wodonga any time tonight (Tuesday) or tomorrow (Wednesday).

Fire-fighters continue to attack the fire and have made good progress throughout the day having prevented several major outbreaks. The fire is not yet under control and fire fighting personnel will remain on duty overnight with heavy machinery continuing to build containment lines.

Weather conditions remain severe and may worsen. Significant wind gusts are expected throughout the evening and overnight. These gusts may adversely impact the fire's behaviour.

Property owners and landholders in the West Wodonga are to remain vigilant and alert, be prepared to implement their fire plans and listen for updates as conditions may deteriorate quickly.

Smoke will be visible and may impact local communities. People affected by smoke should seek assistance through there local health services. Smoke is heavy in the area of the Hume freeway from Klings Hill (Bald Hill) to the west of Wodonga. Motorists should proceed with caution

The Cube, Hovell street, Wodonga has been established as a relief centre, but is now closed until morning. Representatives of Wodonga Council, Red Cross and DHS will be available when the centre is operational.

Plunkett's Road, and Probyns Road are closed to the public. Traffic management points are in place. Vehicular access only to business owners and residents with appropriate photo identification.
When driving, slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.




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 VicEmergency - Home
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 CFA_Updates on Twitter (#VicFires) or Facebook.
Road Closures: check VicRoads website.
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Victorian fires: Emergency warnings remain in place for Kyneton, Benalla, Longwood fires

Hot weather and a cool gusty change has sparked over 200 fires in Victoria with a number of emergency watches still in place.

There are four main trouble spots in and around Lake Rowan, Kyneton, Benalla and Longwood East, south of Euroa.

The CFA issued emergency warnings for several communities in north-eastern Victoria.

People in Boweya, Mount Bruno, and Boweya North were advised it was too late to leave their homes and to take shelter indoors at 11:20pm (AEDT).

Residents at Chesney Vale, Winton North, Bungeet and Bungeet West are advised that leaving their homes was the safest option with a fast-moving fire travelling easterly towards the communities.


An emergency warning was also issued for Goorambat, Chesney and Devenish, near Benalla.
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Stay safe out there people, I know we have at least one poster in Wodonga, and with that many fires we could have others out there affected too.
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Default Strathbogie South,Strathbogie,Kithbrook,Kelvin View,Gooram,Creightons Creek

Emergency Warning

Issued For: Strathbogie South, Strathbogie, Kithbrook, Kelvin View, Gooram, Creightons Creek
Fire Origin: CREIGHTONS CREEK
Incident Name: LONGWOOD-GOBUR RD
Issued: 16/12/14 10:59 PM



This is an updated Emergency Warning issued by Country Fire Authority for Strathbogie South, Strathbogie, Kithbrook, Kelvin View, Gooram, Creightons Creek.

The CREIGHTONS CREEK bushfire is currently out of control.

Unpredictable weather conditions may cause the fire behaviour to become erratic and fire fighters are continuing their efforts in difficult terrain. Wind gusts are causing the fire to burn in several directions encompassing locations from Longwood East through to Strathbogie.

The fire is now in the Gap Road and Fire tail Lane area in Longwood East and Upton Hill


You are now in immediate danger, act now to protect yourself. Emergency Services may not be able to help you.

Residents of Creightons Creek and Gooram also remain under immediate threat.

A Relief Centre has been established at Wesley Hall Bury Street Euroa and will remain open overnight. Tomorrow from 8.30am representatives from DEPI, DHS and local shire will be available to assist residents.


Residents to the east of Strathbogie at Creek Junction and Boho South and in the Longwood East and Upton Hill area should monitor the conditions and activate their Bushfire Plan.

The next update is expected by 17/12/14 5:00 AM or as the situation change.

http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-r...and-incidents/
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Default Re: Boweya, Mount Bruno, Boweya North

Emergency Warning

Issued For: Boweya, Mount Bruno, Boweya North
Fire Origin: LAKE ROWAN
Incident Name: LAKE ROWAN
Issued: 16/12/14 11:20 PM


This is an Emergency Warning issued by Country Fire Authority for Boweya, Mount Bruno, Boweya North.

There is a fast moving, out of control grassfire travelling in an easterly direction from Lake Rowan towards Boweya, Boweya North and Mount Bruno.


You are in danger, act now to protect yourself.
It is too late to leave. The safest option is to take shelter indoors immediately.
Road Closures:
Devenish - Wangaratta Road/Glenrowan Boweya Road
Boweya Road/Exchange Road
Almonds Road/Forest Road
Wangaratta/Wilby Road
Boweya - St James Road/Sammon Road
Wangandary/Wilson Road.

Relief Centre at the Barr Reserve Schilling Drive Wangaratta.
An animal centre at the show grounds golf Links Road, Wangaratta.




The next update is expected by 17/12/14 1:00 AM or as the situation changes.

Fires, warnings & incidents - Country Fire Authority
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