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Media Release

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Lower Chittering
Tuesday 8 December 2009 – 1:30 PM

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in Lower Chittering. However people should remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Thirty five Fire and Rescue Service and volunteer Bush Fire Brigade firefighters plus DEC personnel are currently mopping up and will monitor the area for the rest of the day.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

All roads are open however motorists in the area should take extreme caution as there may still be smoke across some roads and fire and other emergency services personnel who are continuing their work.

 

INCIDENT INFORMATION:

At the height of the bushfire 80 Fire and Rescue Service and volunteer Bush Fire Brigade crews protected lives and homes. They were supported by two Helitacs and two water bombers operating from the air.

 

Firefighters worked hard to get the fire under control and saved one home and several sheds on Chittering Road.

 

The bushfire, which was reported at 11am yesterday, burnt through an estimated 95 hectares.

 

The fire was started by a tree on a powerline.

 

No further media statements will be issued.

 

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