Source: VIC Emergency

ssued Today at 3:13 AM.
This Watch & Act message is being issued for Bruthen, Deptford, Double Bridges, Fairy Dell, Ramrod Creek, Wiseleigh, Waterholes.

There is a bushfire at Marthavale - Barmouth Spur that is not yet under control.
The bushfire is travelling in a south-easterly direction towards Bruthen.
Spot fires and embers are starting fires up to 23 km ahead of the main fire.
The Great Alpine Rd between Ensay and Bruthen is now closed

Weather conditions influencing this fire can change rapidly

Remain vigilant and aware of what is happening in your area.
What you should do:

Monitor changes to the situation. Increased wind speed, change in wind direction, smoke or poor visibility can indicate the situation is changing.
If you are away from home, do not return.

If the situation changes or you feel unsafe you should leave:

Take your pets, medications, mobile phone and charger.
Travel to the home of family or friends that are away from the warning area

Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.
Impacts in your area:

The following road is closed: Great Alpine Rd between Bruthen and Ensay.
Bushfires can start spot fires and embers large distances ahead of the main fire.
Trees can be extremely hazardous during a bushfire or high winds. Avoid standing, parking or travelling areas in of fire affected trees.
Check the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) or call 13 11 70 for road closures.

This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

The next update is expected by 21/12/2019 06:00 am 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 Triple Zero (000).

If you can see or smell smoke, please note:

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.

Use multiple sources to stay informed:

www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
VicEmergency Hotline - freecall 1800 226 226.
VicEmergency app.
Facebook or Twitter (#vicfires).
Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.

Accessibility:
The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency.

To access this information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call VicEmergency Hotline.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the VicEmergency Hotline

CFA Current Bushfires