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North East Alpine Complex 6.30pm – 14 Dec 06

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This update covers the North East Alps and Ovens (Bright/Tawonga) fire complexes.

Current Fire Situation

All residents in affected areas are advised to remain vigilant and implement their fire plans.

North East Alpine Fire Complex

The fire has burnt approximately 182,105ha and consists of all the fires in the Ovens and Wangaratta areas.

Overalll, there was increased fire activity throughout the day as the fire moved through the Buffalo National Park. Fireburnt within 2km of the Mt Buffalo Challet. Falls creek has expereinced lots of falling ash through out the day.

There are no current threat messages for this fire.

Bright Tawonga Gap fire

The Bright-Tawonga Gap fire has burnt across 9,600ha.

There is increased fire activity and nemerous spot firesin the areas of Mt Beauty, Bogong and Harrietville, Tawonga and Tawonga South.

Residents inthese areas areadvised to activate their fire plans and remain on the look out for burning embers that may be landingand take all measures to put them out as they arrive.

CFA crews are based at Hotham Heights, Dinner Plain and Falls Creek for asset protection if winds are stronger than forecast. CFA crews are also patrolling Mt. Buffalo Chalet and surrounding assets, while DSE crews have been undertaking some protection work around communication towers.


Written by Greg Naylor

14 December 2006 at 11:24 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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