Source: VIC Emergency
Issued Today at 3:23 PM.
This Watch & Act message is being issued for Shepparton.
There is a grassfire at Waltham Avenue Shepparton that is not yet under control
This grassfire is travelling in a southerly direction towards Poplar Avenue.
If you live directly next to grassland, quickly move two or more streets away from the fire. Grass fires are unlikely to spread past the first row of houses.
Staying close to shelter is the safest option, in case conditions change again suddenly. Continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.
What you should do:
If you have time, check your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions.
If you live next to grasslands:
When you leave remember to take your pets, medications, mobile phone and charger.
Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
If you are away from home do not return. Travel to the home of family or friends that are away from the warning area.
If you live two or more streets away from the grassland you should shelter indoors:
Bring your pets indoors.
Close all exterior doors, windows and vents.
Turn off cooling systems.
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 24/10/2019 05:30 pm or as the situation changes.
If you can smell smoke, please note:
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.
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 Triple Zero (000).
If you cannot smell smoke you are not likely to be exposed to smoke and it will therefore not affect you.
Use multiple sources to stay informed:
VicEmergency Hotline - freecall 1800 226 226.
Facebook or Twitter (#vicfires).
Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency.
To access this information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call VicEmergency Hotline.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the VicEmergency Hotline.
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Source: VIC Emergency