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This Advice message is being issued for Tamboon, Wingan River, Furnell, Point Hicks, Peachtree Campsite and Wingan Inlet Campsite.

  • This message replaces the previously published Advice message for this fire
  • There is a bushfire at 16KM ESE CANN RIVER that is not yet under control.
  • The bushfire is currently 8559ha in size
  • Fire fighters from FFMVic are currently undertaking fire suppression within the fire area
  • Rainfall overnight and early this morning has minimised fire spread however it was insufficient to extinguish the fire
  • Warm weather this weekend will see the bush drying out which may see an increase in fire behaviour resulting in more smoke becoming visible
  • With clearer weather approaching, heavy machinery will be busy in the area working on containment line construction ahead of possible back burning activities commencing early next week when the weather permits
There is currently no threat to communities, but you should continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.

Please be aware and stay informed as conditions may change with approaching warmer weather
What you should do: 
  • Monitor weather conditions and warnings.
  • Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
  • Find information on protecting yourself and your family: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/before-and-during-a-fire/.
Impacts in your area: 
The following roads are closed: 
  • West Wingan Rd
  • East Wingan Rd
  • Stony Peak Road
  • Thurra Road
  • Point Hicks Road from the Fisherman's Tk intersection
  • Mueller Road
The following campgrounds are closed:
  • Wingan Inlet
  • Point Hicks
  • Thurra
  • Mueller
  • Clinton Rocks
  • Gale Hill 
Check the VicRoads website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) for road closures. 
This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

The next update is expected by 09/12/2017 12:00 pm or as the situation changes.

Health information:
  • 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 000.
Smoke information: 
  • 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.
Stay informed: 
  • Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
  • Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
  • Call the VicEmergency Hotline to talk to someone about preparedness on freecall 1800 226 226.
  • People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have a speech/communication impairment can contact VicEmergency Hotline via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
  • For help with English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone VicEmergency Hotline. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
  • Download the VicEmergency app or follow VicEmergency on Twitter (#vicfires) or Facebook.