Breaking News: Fire in Yendon, houses at risk

UPDATE: 5:15PM 07/02/2013 – The fire is under control and expected to remain within containment lines as crews work to mop up.

Road users are advised to exercise caution in the area as smoke may still be visible on roads and can be a traffic hazard.

All road blocks have been stood down. No homes were damaged in the fire.

EARLIER: 4:25PM 7/02/2013 – A fast moving out of control grass fire has sparked concern for some properties in the Ryans Rd Yendon area.

CFA has limited information at hand for us at this stage, over 25 fire units and aerial firefighting appliances are on scene.

Road users are urged to avoid the area while police setup road blocks.

There are unconfirmed reports that one property has burned in the fire.

Fire is impacting the Clarendon, Dunnstown, Lal Lal, Mt Edgerton & Yendon areas.


Incident Information:

There is a medium, fast moving grassfire in the YENDON, LAL LAL, Mt EGERTON area.
It is travelling in a south easterly direction.
This fire is expected to impact Lal Lal, Mount Egerton anytime within the next 2 hours.

  • This grassfire is approximately 25 hectares in size and is out of control, currently creating spot-fires approximately 1-2km/s ahead.
  • Campers in the Lal Lal – Bungal Dam reservoir area as well as the communities of Yendon, Lal Lal and Mt Egerton need to enact their fire plans and remain vigilant.

What to do:

  • A fire is in the area, it may be close to you; follow your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you plan to leave or do not have a survival plan, leave now.
  • Turn on your vehicle headlights and drive slowly; smoke will make it difficult to see.
  • Conditions are changing, homes can offer safety.
  • If you are away from home;  do not return.
  • If time permits, check your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure, the Department of Health advises people to seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.

Stay Informed:

  •     ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations or watching Sky News TV.
  •     Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
  •     Road closures: Check
  •     Tourists: Stay away from the listed areas.
  •     For life or property threatening emergencies: Call 000
  •     Map: None

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