10 fires remain active in Gippsland after lightning
Fire fighters are responding to a bushfire at Ramrod Creek, near Bruthen, one of ten still burning after lightning moved across the region on Thursday night.
The bushfire is travelling in a north-westerly direction towards Ramrod Creek. Having burned strongly overnight, it is now approaching Dead Horse Creek Road.
Firefighters have been not been able to stop the spread of the fire as yet. Controllers are advising local residents to stay close to a building they can shelter in, as conditions can change suddenly.
Meanwhile work continues on other fires ignited by lightning during last Thursday's significant weather event.
These fires are challenging for fire fighters, with access to most of the strikes being prohibitive due to the danger of falling trees and the steep, remote country where most are located.
Gippsland Regional Controller Ben Rankin said that although the weather is cooler and the wind has dropped considerably, a lot of these fires are in very remote areas and therefore terribly difficult to combat.