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Cape Conran bushfire

Cape Conran bushfire

Photo: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Edges strengthened in cooler conditions at Conran

A Watch & Act message continues (as at 7.30am Monday) for a bushfire at Cape Conran that is not yet under control.

Firefighters have constructed containment lines which have halted the northern spread of the fire and are building lines with machinery on the western edge.

The cooler weather has reduced the fire activity which is burning away from the Marlo township.

However locals are being urged to remain vigilant as conditions may change.

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Cape Conran Coastal Park is closed, along with the Cape Conran boat ramp.

The intersection of Curlip Road and Marlo-Conran Road is closed, as is the intersection of Conran-Cabbage Tree Creek Road at the Princes Hwy.

Rain over the last day and a half had little impact on the fires in the east.

Latrobe Valley received 20mm, Sale got 7, Bairnsdale 4, Lakes Entrance a little more with 8mm and there was just over 6 mm in Orbost yesterday.

The Princes Highway has been re-opened all the way through to Cann River with the Sydenham-Inlet Road intersection to Cann River now safe to travel on.

The Monaro Highway has also been re-opened between Cann River and the New South Wales border.

The Department of Transport said crews have cleared kilometres of debris.

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