CFA crews have attended a number of small fires across Baw Baw today, but smoke West Gippslanders have reported smelling could be from the Hastings fire near Frankston, according to the Warragul Fire Brigade.
Fire conditions change quickly. For up to date information visit emergency.vic.gov.au.
UPDATE 2030: the fire listed as being in the western part of Warragul has been declared safe.
In an update on social media a Warragul Fire Brigade spokesperson said the Hastings fire had produced a lot of smoke.
“Due to the wind change coming through now, there is a lot of smoke in the air around West Gippsland,” the spokesperson said.
“If you see smoke, please check first before calling Triple Zero to prevent unnecessary callouts for local brigades.
“If you see flames, Triple Zero is the go!”
UPDATE 1944: the Tanjil South (Hasthorpe Road) fire has been declared safe.
UPDATE 1942: Warragul CFA has said the smell of smoke noticed by residents in West Gippsland was from the Hastings fire near Frankston and issued the following advice: “If you see smoke, please check first before calling Triple Zero, to prevent unnecessary callouts for local brigades. If you see flames, Triple Zero is the go!”
UPDATE 1905: crews are now on their way to a building fire at Tanjil South.
UPDATE 1901: the Drouin West fire has been declared safe. One vehicle remains on the scene.
ORIGINAL STORY 1900:
The emergency.vic.gov.au website states three vehicles are attending a small fire which is not yet under control near Drouin West.
There has also been notification of a small fire to Warragul’s west.
The incidents come after small fires, now declared safe, in the Warragul north and Coopers Creek areas.
A total fire ban is in place across the state today.
Two other recent notices for fires south of the freeway at Warragul were declared a false alarm.
A notice for a fire at Heath Hill earlier today was also a false alarm.
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For up to date information visit emergency.vic.gov.au.
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