CFA and DSE firefighters will work throughout the night to control a fire burning in bushland near the intersection of Romsey Road and Kerrie Valley Road, Kerrie. The fire is currently estimated to have burnt up to 60 hectares of bushland after staring at 4.30pm this afternoon.
At the peak of the fire fight, approximately 40 CFA and DSE vehicles worked to contain the fire, along with 4 aircraft (including the Erikson Aircrane from Ballarat). The aircraft have now left the fire for the evening due to poor visibility and two bulldozers will now work throughout the evening to construct a control line around the perimeter of the fire. Some of the 35 CFA appliances are now beginning to return home but a number of resources will remain at the fire overnight.
A”Watch and Act” warning remains in place for this fire for residents in Kerrie, Cherokee and Riddells Creek and residents should keep informed throughout the evening via any of the following methods…
Visit the CFA website for further advice and updates: www.cfa.vic.gov.au
Phone the Victorian Bushfire Information line on 1800 240 667
Tune into ABC local radio on 774 AM, or designated commercial or community radio stations for further updates.
The photo was taken from the Bolinda-Monegeetta area at approximately 7.30pm this evening.