Bushfire situation eases but more danger possible

THE fire danger from the Yarrabin/Mount Forest Road fire is not over with the fire danger predicted to become severe on Friday.

While firefighters continue to battle the bushfire, temperatures are expected to reach the mid thirties on Thursday and Friday with wind speeds of up to 50- 60 km/h from the north west

People are reminded to remain vigilant.

Cooler temperatures have allowed fire crews to black out hot spots on Tuesday. However, warmer temperatures in the afternoon caused live fire to flare up in some areas which required fire fighters to attack vigorously.

Yesterday (Wednesday), crews attacked the fire head on, as they tried to put in a 30 metres deep blacked out edge on all containment lines ahead of the warmer weather conditions on Thursday and Friday.

On Wednesday the bushfire alert for the fire was 'advice' with no immediate danger but the RFS advised people should be prepared for changing weather conditions.

The potential threat to the community will remain for at least the next seven days.

Crews are being assisted by earth moving equipment and water bombing from aerial support.

Rain is expected late on Friday.

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