Source: VIC Emergency

Emergency Warning - Grass Fire

Issued Today at 5:35 PM.

This Emergency Warning is being issued for Ingliston, Myrniong, Pentland Hills.

There is a grassfire at Myrniong that is not yet under control.
The grassfire is travelling from Pentland Hills Road in a south easterley direction towards Bacchus Marsh.
Properties on Pentland Hills Road could be impacted anytime. Leaving now is the safest option, before conditions become too dangerous.
What you should do
When you leave take your pets, medications, mobile phone and charger.
Travel to:
The home of family or friends that is away from the warning area.

In the car:
If you are travelling, do not enter the area. U-turn to safety.
Slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.

Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.

If you are unable to leave seek shelter indoors:
Close all exterior doors, windows and vents.
Turn off cooling systems.
You must take shelter before the fire arrives. The extreme heat is likely to kill you well before the flames reach you.
Shelter in a room that has two exits, such as a door or window, including one directly to the outside. It is important to be able to see outside so you know what is happening with the fire.
If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
Impacts in your area:
Grassfires can start and spread quickly and are extremely dangerous.
This messages was issued by Country Fire Authority.

The next update is expected by 31/01/2020 08:40 pm or as the situation changes.

Health information:
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 can see or 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.
Use multiple sources to stay informed:
www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
VicEmergency Hotline - freecall 1800 226 226.
VicEmergency app.
Facebook or Twitter (#vicfires).
Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
Accessibility:
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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