Fire approaching King Spur Track

Updated 10.10am 9/2/13

THERE is a medium, slow moving bushfire in the King Spur Track/Dargo High Plains Rd area.

It is travelling in a southerly direction, approaching the King Spur Track area about 35km north of Dargo.

This fire is expected to impact private property south of the King Spur Track area today between the hours of 9am and noon.

This bushfire is not yet under control.

The Harrietville-Alpine fire is about 14,000 hectares in size.

Fire is also threatening Hotham Heights and travelling towards Dinner Plain.

The area of the Great Alpine Rd, Dargo High Plains Rd, including Hotham Heights, Dinner Plain, the Wongungarra River north of Dargo, is unsafe to enter and people should leave that area immediately.

Fire activity has eased during the night. DSE and CFA crews are on scene conducting asset protection works and patrolling the area.

Increased fire activity will mean that smoke will be visible from Dargo and surrounding areas.

People have been told to check and follow their bushfire survival plan and prepare for a bushfire in the area.

People without a plan are to leave. With smoke making it difficult to see, vehicles headlights should be turned. People are to drive slowly.

For people with a survival plan, well prepared and actively defended homes can provide safety. Those away from homes in the area are not to return.

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.

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</SPAN>