RESIDENTS of Drik Drik, Greenwald and Winnap were told by the CFA to prepare for incoming bushfire yesterday afternoon.
Unpredictable winds caused several spot-fires to break containment lines from the 3000 hectare Kentbruck fire yesterday afternoon and the CFA issued an alert to communities to the north of the fire at 3.25pm.
Incident controller Andy Cusack said it was a precautionary measure that had to be taken.
“It has the potential to impact Drik Drik and surrounding communities, in my opinion it’s not going to get there but people need to be alerted at this point in time,” Mr Cusack said yesterday afternoon.
Mr Cusack said Sunday’s changing winds was the biggest problem when controlling the ongoing blaze.
“It’s completely unpredictable at the moment, we have some forecasts saying one thing and other forecasts saying something else, were not sure what it’ll be like in a couple of hours,” he said yesterday afternoon.
Read more in Monday’s Portland Observer.