Sightseers putting firefighters at risk

REGION - Fire crews working on the Grampians Northern Complex fire and the Stawell-Bunjils Cave Road fire, are being put at risk by sightseers disobeying road closure signs and entering the fire area.

Incident Controller, Dale Russell said the community needs to obey all traffic management signs as they are in place for the community's safety as well as the fire crews.

"It is unbelievable that firefighters, who are continuing to work blacking out on both fires in preparation for the hotter week ahead, are having people impeding on them, putting themselves and our crews at risk," he said.

"The road closed signs are there for a reason and for people to be driving around them is a disgrace."

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