• Thoona fire, 12:55pm update

    PHOTO: Emma Hillier
    PHOTO: Emma Hillier

    EMEREGENCY WARNING: THOONA, TAMINICK FIRE

    UPDATE: 12.55pm

    The CFA has re-issued the following warning announcement and it is valid until 2.10pm, or as the situation changes.

    This Emergency Warning is being issued for Taminick, Thoona.

    There is a grassfire at THOONA that is not yet under control.

    The grassfire is travelling in a south-easterly direction towards Taminick and Glenrowan.

    You are in danger, act now to protect yourself. It is too late to leave. The safest option is to take shelter indoors immediately.

    Do not get in the car and drive. It is safer to stay where you are.

    What you should do

    When indoors:

    If you cannot get indoors, other last resort options include:

    In the car:

    If caught in fire:

    Road Closures:

    This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.

    The next update is expected by 12/04/2018 02:10 pm or as the situation changes.

     

    UPDATE: 12.55PM

    WATCH & ACT message for Killawarra, Mount Bruno, Taminick, Thoona, Wangandary, Wangaratta South, Winton North.

    There is a grassfire at THOONA that is not yet under control

    This grassfire is travelling in a south-easterly direction towards Taminick.

    Firefighters have been unable to stop the fire and it has now crossed Devenish-Wangaratta Road and Jones Road and is moving towards Sayers Road.

    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 stay.

    What you should do:

    The best protection from radiant heat is distance.

    Travel to:

    If you stay, seek shelter indoors:

    Impacts in your area:

    This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.

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