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This message is being issued for Arbuckle, Buragwonduc, Crookayan, Glencairn, Licola, Licola North, Mount Buller, Reynard, Tamboritha

  • There is a bushfire  9 KM SW SNOWY RANGE AIRSTRIP and 25kms north of Licola. 
  • Forest Fire Management Victoria will be burning out fuel within prepared control lines over coming weeks to contain the fire.
  • These burning out operations will be done by aerial ignition when weather conditions are suitable and may take several weeks to complete. 
  • Smoke will be visible from nearby communities and roads, and from further afield, depending on weather conditions.
The following tracks are closed and will remain closed for the duration of the burning out operations: 

Dingo Hill Track
Scrubby Hill Track
Caledonia River Track
Butcher Country Track
Butcher Country Link Track

The Tamboritha, Howitt and Moroka Roads all remain open providing access to numerous visitor locations across the Southern Alps. Access to Wonnangatta Valley also remains open from Licola, Dargo, Mansfield and Myrtleford for the Centenary Event being held on the Homestead Flat. Iconic walking destinations such as Mt Howitt and Tali Karng will also remain open.

There is no immediate threat to the community and no action is required.
This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

For more information on bushfires visit: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare.

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