News & Media

Harrietville community meetings

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  2.42 PM 6 February, 2013

Location: District 24 News

Views: 3378

With hot weather conditions and increased fire risk expected for the rest of the week, residents and visitors affected by the Harrietville fire are encouraged to stay informed.

There are two Community Meetings scheduled tomorrow (Thursday):

  • 11am at the Omeo Fire Station, Bilton St, Omeo 
  • 4pm at the Blue Duck Inn, Omeo Hwy, Anglers Rest

Additional crews and resources are in place to support back burning operations and in anticipation of increased fire activity associated with the hot, dry weather forecast this week.

The Department of Health is advising residents of Harrietville to boil their drinking water until further notice. Customers should boil all water for drinking, brushing teeth, washing and preparing food or beverages, preparing baby formula and making ice. Unboiled water can be used for showering and bathing (babies and toddlers should be sponge bathed), washing dishes by hand or in a dishwasher (dishes should be air dried before use) and washing clothes. More info: or phone 1300 361 622.

For information on fires in Victoria and general fire safety, please contact the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667. Callers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech / communication impairment may contact VBIL via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677

Follow @CFA_Updates on Twitter, the CFA Facebook page at, or download the free FireReady app,for warnings, and keep across incident information on the CFA and DSE websites ( or and via local radio.

People should also tune in to their emergency broadcasters: ABC Local Radio, commercial radio and designated community radio stations or SKY NEWS Television.

Last Updated: 06 February 2013