Campfire causes more chaos
WHAT is believed to have been a campfire quickly spread into something much larger over the weekend near Bonnie Doon.
Seven crews worked to prevent the blaze from spreading to nearby properties.
It has prompted a reminder to both locals and tourists to ensure that they put out any campfires, and that they are cold to touch before leaving the campsite.
While the Bluff Creek fire 12 kilometres south east of Mount Buller remains under control, crews continue to use machinery to strengthen containment lines and complete rehabilitation works in the area.
The Abbeyard fire continues to burn, and as of print, has burned approximately 102,213Ha.
Aircraft continue to monitor the fire area for activity.
Firefighters are also working in the area alongside heavy machinery and are patrolling the fire edge, responding to hot spots on the fire, and continuing hazardous tree works.
Mt Buffalo National Park and areas of the Alpine National Park and surrounding forests are closed.
For closure information refer to www.parks.vic. gov.au and www.ffm.vic. gov.au, and stay up to date with conditions via www. emergency.vic.gov.au.
CLOSE CALL: The fire, which was visible from properties in Bonnie Doon.