The Strathbogie fire has been bought under control as CFA vehicles return home. The fire will continue to be monitored and patrolled. A relief centre has been set up at the Euroa Cinema on Bury Street.
A downgraded Watch and Act remains in place.
There will be a community meeting held tomorrow, Saturday 5 January at 10am at Strathbogie Hall on Main Street, Strathbogie. Incident personnel from CFA, Victoria Police and Strathbogie Council will be in attendance.
Twenty-eight firefighting vehicles attended the fire as well as air support since the fire began around 3:30pm.
The fire is believed to have impacted 63 hectares.
- >This Watch and Act replaces the Watch & Act issued at 4:45pm.
- There is a grassfire at Strathbogie that is not yet under control.
- This grassfire is travelling in a north-easterly direction towards the junction of Coach Road and Dukes/Merton-Strathbogie Road.
The Relief Centre at the Euroa Cinema will be closing at 10pm tonight. For assistance after 10pm, contact Strathbogie Shire After Hours on Ph 1800 065 993.
Staying close to a building you can shelter in is the safest option as conditions can change suddenly.
What you should do:
- Monitor changes, including increased wind speed, change in wind direction, smoke or poor visibility that indicated the situation is changing.
- If you are away from home, do not return.
- If you are currently driving slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.
- If you’re in a car and become caught in a grassfire, don’t get out and run.
- If you have time, check your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions.
- Take your pets, medications, mobile phone and charger.
- Travel to the home of family or friends that are away from the warning area.
- Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.
Impacts in your area:
This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.
- Smoke can affect people’s health.
- People with heart or lung conditions (including asthma), children, pregnant women and older people are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.
- People with existing heart or lung conditions (including asthma) should follow the treatment plan advised by the doctor.
- If you need medical advice for burns or exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
- Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call Triple Zero (000).
- VicEmergency Hotline – freecall 1800 226 226.
- VicEmergency app.
- Facebook or Twitter (#vicfires).
- Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
- To access this information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call VicEmergency Hotline.
- If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the VicEmergency Hotline.