Education centre protected

´╗┐Updated 10.20am 9/2/13:

GOOD backburning work overnight has protected the Wollangarra Outdoor Education Centre.

Country Fire Authority and Department of Sustainability and Environment have advised there is fire activity in the Licola, Glenfalloch the Wollangarra area, which is out of control.

The Aberfeldy-Donnellys fire is about 80,000 hectares in size.

There were burning out operations using aerial incendiaries west of the Licola Rd through Burgoynes Gap.

The Heyfield-Licola Rd is still closed at the junction with Kellehers Rd, except for authorised access. Access is possible from Licola to Heyfield.

Road users anwhere along the Licola Rd should proceed with caution and watch out for firefighting vehicles, personnel and machinery.

Smoke will be visible from a considerable distance.

Pople experiencing any symptoms should to seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.

For life or property threatening situations phone 000.

For general bushfire information phone the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on freecall 1800 240 667 or visit