A minute's silence as hundreds continue fire effort
Gippsland fire situation - 1pm Thursday 7 January
Latest update from the Gippsland Regional Control Centre
This morning crews and Incident Management Teams across Gippsland working on bushfires have paused for a minute’s silence to reflect on the 10th Anniversary of the Victorian bushfires.
These bushfires, including Black Saturday, had a devastating impact on the Victorian community, including many emergency management staff and firefighters.
Today our crews out on the fire grounds and carrying out similar works to the last few days in milder conditions.
Regional Controller Anthony Costigan says patrols of fire edge lines and putting out hotspots remains our focus for today on the three main fires near Walhalla, Timbarra and the Thomson Divide.
“We’ve been able to utilise more aircraft with Infrared technology to fly over the fires this morning, now conditions are a bit clearer” he said.