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Boisdale, Briagolong, Seaton
A number of community meetings are being held in Boisdale, Briagalong and Seaton to provide the latest information on the Aberfeldy-Donnellys bushfire.
Boisdale: Boisdale Public Hall, Main Street, Monday 21 Jan, 7.30pm
Briagolong: Briagolong Public Hall, 9-11 Avon Street, Tuesday 22 Jan, 7.30pm
Seaton residents only: Seaton residents can come along to the Seaton fire station between the hours of 5:00pm to 8:00pm to meet and talk to a team of CFA, DSE, Shire representatives, S.P. AusNet, DHS, DPI and Vicpol. The team are there to help answer any questions that you may have.
Fire back burn operations: Fire crews commenced a back burn this morning to reduce fuel loads in the unburnt area 5 kilometres south of Glenmaggie and 6 kilometres northwest of Heyfield. This is generating a large amount of smoke within the area and to remind people to take care as this may cause health issues.
Crews are continuing to work hard around the clock on the Aberfeldy – Donnelly fire to fully contain this fire.
Red Cross: Red Cross is providing assistance to people affected by bush fires across the state. If you or family, friends, neighbours and colleagues are effected by bush fires in Victoria register with National Registration for Red Cross -1800 727 077 or https://emergencyredcross.org.au
Fire Trucks: Residents need to be aware that fire trucks are heavily committed throughout the fire affected area and to reinforce that there may not be a fire truck parked at your door. You need to have your plans in place.
S. P. AusNet: The aerial survey conducted yesterday shows a large amount of damage that will take some time to complete. As crews were allowed back into the area today they started work in Cowwarr North and so far 40 residents are back on line and the crews are progressively restoring supply.
People should continue to seek information of the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667. Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial radio and designated radio stations or SKY NEWS Television.