We attended the Myrtleford fire situation briefing on Monday night where a comprehensive information on the nearby fires was provided. The briefing on the Buffalo fire was positive. The Horn / South Buffalo Fire has slowed with the cooler weather but is still active and is over a 1000 ha in size having reached Cresta Valley and the Dixon's Falls Track. Parks Victoria and Firer Crews are on the mountain and have strategies in place to manage the increase in fire activity expected later this week and on the weekend. There are fire breaks and other actions being taken to protect significant assets such as the Chalet - Dingo Dell etc. The fire teams were even able to escort a Telstra crew up the Horn road yesterday to repair the emergency services communication tower at the horn. While the mountain is by no means safe yet the fire teams and Parks are working hard to provide the best solutions and protections possible. Well done all.
Smoke is at very poor to hazardous levels for health in the Valleys- unless you are a local or have to be in the area - stay away for the moment please.
Ensure that you have loaded the Vic Emergency app and are reviewing you personal risk commensurate to the advice provided during the days ahead