The fast moving grassfire at Larritts Lane, Glenburn that is now under control.
Emergency service vehicles will be in the area for some time and residents are asked to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.
Tune your radio to 774kHz ABC Melbourne for regular updates or radio scanner to CFA Region 12.
What you should do:
The best protection from radiant heat is distance.
- The home of family or friends that are away from the warning area.
- When you leave remember to take your pets, mobile phone and medications.
- If you encounter smoke or flames whilst travelling, turn around and drive to safety. If you’re unable to turn around and drive to safety, a car offers more protection from the fire’s heat than being caught on foot in the open.
- Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
- If you are away from home do not return.
If you stay, seek shelter indoors:
- Bring your pets indoors.
- Close all exterior doors, windows and vents and turn off cooling systems.
- Shelter in a room that has a door and or a window to the outside so you can keep an eye on what is happening with the fire.
Impacts in your area:
- Grassfires can start and spread quickly and are extremely dangerous.
This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.
The next update is expected by 18/03/2018 01:40 pm 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, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
- Call the VicEmergency Hotline to talk to someone about this warning 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.