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Timbarra-Gil Groggin fire update

By: Martha Johnson

Category: Community Safety

  10.50 AM 25 February, 2014


Location: District 10 News, District 11 News

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Community Information Newsletter

 Timbarra – Gil Groggin

Tuesday 25 February 2014

INCIDENT INFORMATION

The Timbarra – Gil Groggin fire, 12km north-west of Buchan, is not yet under control.

Increased fire danger has been forecast for today Tuesday 25 February which may result in the fire breaching containment lines. In the event that this occurs fire agencies will provide updated advice to the community. Residents are advised to stay informed by listening to ABC radio and to enact their fire plan if the situation changes.

Firefighters will remain on full alert today and will continue to patrol the fires edge, strengthen fall back lines in and around Buchan and extinguish any hot spots ahead and during today's weather.

EMERGENCY RELIEF INFORMATION

There are currently no relief centres open.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

 

Tues 25 Feb

Wed 26 Feb

Thur 27 Feb

Buchan

Possible storm

 

Max temp 29 o

 

Shower or two.

 

 

Max temp 26 o

Min Temp 15 o

Early drizzle

 

 

Max temp 23 o

Min Temp 11 o

Bairnsdale

Shower or two.

developing

 

Max temp 32o

 

Shower or two.

 

 

Max temp 24o

Min Temp 13o

Early drizzle.

 

 

Max temp 22o

Min Temp 10o

SIRENS

What does a community alert siren mean?

If a siren sounds for up to 90 seconds it indicates a CFA brigade is responding to an incident nearby. A continuous siren for five minutes means that there is a significant emergency and you must seek further information because it may affect you.

What do I need to do if I hear a community alert siren sound in my community?

If a siren sounds for five minutes, you must seek further information immediately from a source such as the emergency services’ websites, the Victorian Bushfire Information Line or emergency broadcasters such as community radio stations, ABC Radio or Sky News.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

There are currently no community meetings planned.

STAY INFORMED

For information on fires in Victoria and general fire safety advice, 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 call textphone/telewriter (TTY) on 1800 122 969. Translation and Interpreting services are available by calling 131 450.

Check for the latest warnings and advice messages at either www.depi.vic.gov.au/fires or www.cfa.vic.gov.au

Facebook (facebook.com/cfavic) or Twitter (Twitter @ CFA_Updates)

Local ABC radio: 828 AM, 100.7FM

Sky New TV

HEALTH INFORMATION

Call Nurse-on-Call on 1300 60 60 24 (this is a phone service that allows you to discuss any health related issue with a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call from anywhere in Victoria).

For further information and resources on how smoke from bushfires can affect your health and environment, visit: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/environment/bushfires.htm

ROAD INFORMATION

Information on updated road closures is available via 13 11 70 or the VicRoads website www.vicroads.vic.gov.au

AFTER THE FIRES

The Victorian Governemnt can provide a range of support services including personal, emotional, psychological and financial help.  For information go to: www.recovery.vic.gov.au

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

East Gippsland Shire are holding a community recovery information session at the Glenaladale Hall on Thursday 27 February from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Last Updated: 25 February 2014