16/Dec/2014 06:12 PM
Source: VIC Country Fire Authority
Issued For: Lake Rowan, St James, Bungeet, Bungeet West, Boweya North, Wilby, Thoona, Yeerip, Boweya, Mount Bruno, Taminick
Fire Origin: LAKE ROWAN
Issued: 16/12/14 05:31 PM
This is a Watch and Act message issued by Country Fire Authority for Lake Rowan, St James, Bungeet, Bungeet West, Boweya North, Wilby, Thoona, Yeerip, Boweya, Mount Bruno, Taminick.
There is a medium sized 40 hectare grassfire travelling fast in an easterly direction from Howells Road towards Boweya and Bungeet, Mt Bruno and Yeerip districts.
This grassfire is currently not yet under control.
Smoke will be visible from Taminick, Glenrowan, and Winton
The fire could impact Boweya, Yeerip, Bungeet,Thoona and the Warbies any time between 7 PM and 9 PM.
Don't wait, leaving now is the safest option - conditions may change and get worse very quickly. Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to sta
- If you are able, travel to the home of family or friends that is away from the warning area.
-If you are not able to go to family or friends, go to the RCOW Relief Centre at the Barr Reserve, Schilling Drive in Wangaratta. This centre will be opening for people who need it.
When driving, slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.
The next update is expected by 16/12/14 9:00 PM or as the situation changes.
Remember to take your prescriptions and medication, photo ID, bottles of water, your mobile phone and charger and consider what you will do with your pets.
If you have time, check your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions.
Contact a family member or friend to tell them what you plan to do.
Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations or Sky News TV.
Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667.
Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL 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 VBIL. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
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