Crews battle Maintongoon fire near Bonnie Doon

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Firefighters have been battling a grass fire at Maintongoon near Bonnie Doon since last night (1/3/23).


Updated as of 2:35pm 2 March.

CFA was called to the Stoney Creek Road fire at 6.45pm on 1 March. It is not yet under control. 

An Emergency Warning was issued at 7.47pm last night asking people in the area to leave immediately.

The warning was downgraded to a Watch and Act which remains in place today. An Advice Warning - Stay Informed has been issued for Bonnie Doon as of 2.20pm. 

Favourable conditions overnight helped crews on the ground but a full containment line has not yet been established yet so there are concerns the fire could continue today if winds pick up.

Firefighters, aircraft and heavy machinery are working in the area. Firefighters are constructing containment lines and will be undertaking burning out operations when conditions allow. Asset protection has been enforced. 

The fire is currently around 127 hectares in size, with a 5.16km perimeter and travelling in steep terrain. Increase in smoke may be visible.

There are no reported losses at this stage but the community is asked to remain vigilant and stay informed via the Vic Emergency app. 

A relief centre is open from 9am today at the Bonnie Doon Recreation Reserve (football ground), 2 Davon Street Bonnie Doon. 

The cause is under investigation.


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