Fire fight continues

Updated 1.55pm 13/2/13

FIRE activity and suppression works continue in the Licola, Glenfalloch, Wollangarra and Glencairn area.

This bushfire is being controlled.

The Aberfeldy-Donnellys fire has burnt through about 83,035 hectares.

Fire suppression works have continued around Licola and Glenfalloch. Control lines are being constructed along both sides of the Licola Valley to the east and west of Licola.

Residents of Licola and surrounds may see active fire and there will be considerable smoke.

Crews are also patrolling on the south end of South Rd, near Mt Useful where back burning operations have been undertaken. The fire in this area remains active.

Much of the remaining fireground is quiet and patrols continue to monitor, black out and mop up the fire.

DSE and CFA crews will increase their presence in Licola over the coming days.

The Heyfield-Licola Rd is closed at the junction with Kellehers Rd through, allowing only essential and emergency services vehicles to pass. The Jamieson-Licola Rd is closed at Kevington just south of Jamieson, allowing residents access only.

Local road users in the area should proceed with caution and watch out for firefighting vehicles, personnel and machinery.

Telstra will be establishing a temporary phone tower in Licola on Friday for emergency operational support.

Residents in Licola and the Glenfalloch area should remain vigilant.

THE Harrietville-Alpine South fire is not yet under control.

Conditions permitting, backburning operations continued along the southern edge of the Great Alpine Rd from the Mt Hotham Alpine Resort entrance, between the Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham resorts, down to Dinner Plain Track.

There will be an increase in aircraft and emergency vehicle activity.

The public has been advised to remain vigilant.

PEOPLE 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 www.cfa.vic.gov.au