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Travelling the GOR in the next few days? READ THIS

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The CFA have advised that there are two fires caused by lightning strikes on Saturday 19/12/15 that are burning out of control in difficult terrain in the Great Otway National Park near Lorne and Wye River. Extra fire firefighters are being rushed to the Great Ocean Road to tackle these ahead of another heatwave and influx of visitors during the Christmas holidays.

Quote from CFA spokesman in todays Geelong Advertiser " This is a high priority for us to control them as soon as possible given that we have the Christmas period coming up and the Otway's coast is a pretty popular area for tourism. We are not telling people to stay away but people need to make sure that they stay tuned to local radio and stay informed about the fire conditions".

Towns along the Great Ocean Road will be a hive of activity as well the Falls Festival will be on near Lorne on New Years Eve. Smoke will be visible from local towns and the Great ocean Road.

•Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au

•Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.

•Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667.

•Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.

•For help with English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone VBIL. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.

•Download the FireReady App or follow Vic Emergency on Twitter (#VicFires) or Facebook.

•Road closures: check VicRoads website.

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