Firefighters battling Darnum grassfire
Baw Baw News By Baw Baw Citizen writers // 13:50, Sunday 24 March 2013
FIREFIGHTERS are battling a “medium”-sized grassfire which started near Little Moe River Road between Darnum and Yarragon and is heading east towards the Princes Freeway.
Smoke from the Darnum fire viewed from Yarragon. This photo has been submitted anonymously.
Update (26/3): The fire has been declared safe after increasing in size.
The Country Fire Authority has advised residents of Darnum, Yarragon, Buln Buln, Lillico, Shady Creek and Nilma North that the fire is “being controlled” and smoke may be visible from nearby towns.
Twenty-five appliances are at the scene.
Residents are advised to monitor conditions, check their bushfire survival plans and if time permits to check on neighbours.
Those experiencing symptoms of smoke exposure are advised to contact Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
Up-to-date bushfire information can be found on the CFA website.
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