Source: VIC Emergency

Watch and Act - Bushfire

Issued Today at 6:13 PM.

This Watch & Act message is being issued for Cape Conran and Marlo Plains.

The bushfire at Cape Conran is not yet under control.
The bushfire is approximately 2 km west of Burbang Road and .75 km south of Marlo Plains Road.
Firefighters have constructed containment lines which have halted the northern spread of the fire.
Firefighters will continue to construct containment lines on the western edge of the fire with machinery.
Cape Conran Coastal Park is closed.
Smoke may be visible from nearby roads and communities.
The cooler weather has reduced the fire activity but you need to remain vigilant as conditions may change.
Enact your fire plan - conditions may change and get worse very quickly. Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.
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 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:
Road Closures
Intersection of William Court and the Marlo-Conran Road is closed.
Cabbage Tree - Conran Road at the Princes Hwy intersection is closed.
Check the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) or call 13 11 70 for road closures.
This message was issued by Forest Fire Management Victoria.

The next update is expected by 03/02/2020 09:20 am or as the situation changes.

Far East Gippsland Community Newsletter can be found here
Far East Gippsland Community Map can be found here

More information on financial assistance, drinking water, power, livestock and health can be found on the East Gippsland Shire Council website: https://www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/Bushfire_information
Bushfire affected residents seeking emergency water relief should contact South East Water on 131 851.

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.

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