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Department of Primary Industries:
Two Uncontained Sections of Fire Remaining

Thunderstorms moved south on Saturday with heavy showers and light snow in Alpine areas

By DSE/CFA - 3rd March 2003 - Back to News

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The Bogong Complex (south) Fires


Thunderstorms moved south on Saturday with heavy showers and light snow in Alpine areas. Between 5 and 10mm of rain fell over most of the fire over the weekend.

In the remaining two uncontained sections of the fire, in the north west and the far east, fire activity is quiet due to the recent rain.

Overall, 95 per cent of the fire’s edge is now contained, but there are still issues with the area to the south of Mount Buffalo and in the Snowy River National Park. Mop up and patrol works will continue for the next few weeks.

Other work is now concentrated on cleaning up and rehabilitation for both public and private land and on recovery programs for landholders affected by these devastating fires.

The fire is now being managed by local fire management officers and is being resourced by Gippsland crews. All visiting crews have returned to their home bases.

This is the final Community Update for the Bogong Complex fire situation.

For Fire and Recovery Information, please call the Gippsland Community Fire Information Line on 1800 668 066. This number operates between 9.00am and 5.30pm, from Monday to Friday.

For Road Closure and Opening news, please call VicRoads on 131170.

All other information relating to the fires and to recovery and rehabilitation issues will be published in regional newspapers and announced on ABC Regional Radio or mailed direct to relevant community members.

Source: http://gippsland.com/

Published by: news@gippsland.com



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