Victorian Fires Jan 2015 affecting climbing areas
There are currently fires in a number of areas that could impact climbing. At this stage there are fires in the Grampians, Black Range and Black Hill and while some of the fires are now under control, the areas are either closed or care should be taken. The latest updates are as follows:
Due to a fire which started on 3 January following a lightning storm the following parks are closed:
Black Range State ParkRed Rock Bushland ReserveMount Talbot Scenic ReserveDaahl Bushland ReserveConnangorach I44 Bushland Reserve
Henty highway was closed yesterday but is now open.
There were also a number of other smaller fires in the Grampians including one near Syphon Road.
These fires are close to the Victoria Range climbing areas so if you had been planning a trip for this weekend, it would be advised to postpone.
Black Hill Bushland Reserve
There is currently a fire in the Black Hill Bushland Reserve. The area is closed. Will hopefully have more information on this after the weekend but it looks like the park has burnt quite hard.
If you haven’t already got the Fireready App, please do so. If you are going to be travelling to and around many of the climbing areas it makes sense to have relevant and timely information. You can download it here http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/fireready-app/