- There is currently no threat to Kinglake Ranges communities but you should continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.
What you should do:
- Monitor weather conditions and warnings.
- Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
Impacts in your area:
- Emergency Services vehicles, bulldozers and aircraft will remain in the area.
- Smoke will be visible from nearby communities.
- Check the VicRoads website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) for road closures.
This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.
The next update is expected by 8 p.m. this evening or as the situation changes.
- If you need medical advice for burns or exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
- Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call 000.
- Smoke can affect people’s health.
- People with heart or lung conditions (including asthma), children, pregnant women and older people are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.
- People with existing heart or lung conditions (including asthma) should follow the treatment plan advised by the doctor.
- Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
- Tune in to ABC Local Radio Melbourne on 774kHz or ABC Goulburn-Murray on 97.7MHz FM (for those north of the Divide), commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
- Call the VicEmergency Hotline to talk to someone about preparedness on freecall 1800 226 226.
- People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have a speech/communication impairment can contact VicEmergency Hotline 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 VicEmergency Hotline. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
- Download the VicEmergency app or follow VicEmergency on Twitter (#vicfires) or Facebook.