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This Advice message is being issued for Bathumi, Bundalong, Yarrawonga.

  • There is a bushfire on an island in the middle of Lake Mulwala and smoke may be noticable to the community. 
  • The island is located within Lake Mulwala which is approximately 400 metres from the shoreline,  so there is no threat to communities. 
  • Smoke may be seen whilst driving on the Murray Valley Highway between Yarrawonga and Bundalong.
  • We suggest drivers monitor the conditions and drive accordingly. 
There is currently no threat to communities, but you should continue to stay informed and monitor conditions on the Murray Valley Highway between Yarrawonga and Bundalong.
What you should do: 
  • Monitor weather conditions and warnings.
  • Remain vigilent. Smoke may be visible but there is no threat to the community.
Impacts in your area: 
  • Firefighters are responding to this fire.
  • Smoke may be visible from nearby communities and roads. 
  • Firefighters will continue to monitor this fire over the coming days. 
This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

The next update is expected by 10/02/2018 05:20 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.