Non-residents are still being asked to stay away from areas affected by the Lake Repulse fire, which remains uncontrolled. Motorists must drive with care as power lines and wandering stock are creating hazards. People are asked not to return to the camp areas in the area. Mt Field National park remains closed.
Firefighting crews are undertaking back-burning activities, this will result in smoke colums that are visible around Ouse and Ellendale. There may be embers, smoke and ash falling on
Ouse until around 8pm. There is no immediate threat to communities however people should remain vigilant and report any fire concerns by calling 000.
A statewide police hotline has been established for people who are concerned or have enquiries regarding property and relatives: call 1800 567 567.