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Fire on Lake Mulwala Islands

February 09, 2018

Boat users are asked to stay clear of the area.

The location of the fire posted by Vic Emergency.

The water bombing plane pictured collecting water on Lake Mulwala. Picture Courtesy Ron hall.

A helicopter water bomber was called in to assist with the fire.

There is an out of control bush fire burning about 11km east of Yarrawonga on an island near Major's Creek on Lake Mulwala. 

The fire has burnt up to 5Ha and is believed to be near the "Bourke St" pass and Snake Island area situated alongside the Murray River.

Four CFA crews are at the scene and a water bombing plane and helicopter have been used to assist in extinguishing the fire.  The plane has been seen hovering over Lake Mulwala and lowering to collect water.

It is believed the fire started at a campsite nearby. All boat users are asked to take precaution if using the area. 

There is currently no threat to communities, but you should continue to stay informed and monitor conditions on the Murray Valley Highway between Yarrawonga and Bundalong.

Smoke may be visible from nearby communities and roads.

Firefighters will continue to monitor this fire over the coming days.

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