Residents have been warned a bushfire near Boho and Violet Town could burn for several weeks.January 28, 2013 9:06am
UPDATE, 2pm: Residents have been warned a bushfire near Boho and Violet Town could burn for several weeks.
About 150 people attended a community meeting in Violet Town this morning to learn more about the fire, which has burned more than 2000ha.
A Country Fire Authority spokesman said a Watch and Act Warning remained in place, but the fire did not pose an immediate threat to property or life.
The terrain is making fighting the fire difficult and fire crews are struggling to gain access.
UPDATE, 12.15pm: Firefighters are continuing to fight a fire in the Violet Town area this afternoon.
The slow moving bushfire is about 1600ha in size and is travelling in a north-easterly direction in the Violet Town-Harry's Creek Rd area.
It is out-of-control and creating spot-fires less than 1km ahead.
The fire is most active on Upper Boho Rd and Sawpit Gully Rd.
There is still smoke over the Hume Fwy between Violet Town and Boho Church Rd. Vehicles travelling through this area on the Hume are asked to proceed with caution and slow down.
9.06am: A community meeting will be held in Violet Town at 11am today to bring people up-to-date on a bushfire burning out-of-control in the area.
The fire has burnt about 2000ha and is creating spot fires less than 1km ahead.
The Country Fire Authority this morning warned the blaze was expected to impact Boho between 6am and 12.15pm.
A Watch and Act warning has been issued to people living south of the Hume Fwy and bounded by Harry's Creek Rd to the west, Boho Church Rd to the east, south of the Hume Fwy and the area north of School Rd.
There is smoke over the Hume Fwy between Violet Town and Boho Church Rd.
Vehicles travelling through this area are asked to proceed with caution and slow down.
Fire is still most active on Upper Boho and Sawpit Gully Rds.
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