Source: VIC Emergency

Emergency Warning - Grass Fire - Shelter Indoors Now

Issued Today at 2:48 PM.

This Emergency Warning is being issued for Streatham.

There is a grassfire at Streatham that is not yet under control.
The grassfire is travelling from towards Streatham from Boundary Road.
A wind change is expected immediately, which is causing the fire to move towards Streatham. Conditions can become very dangerous and unpredictable.
This grassfire could impact Streatham any time from 3:45 PM.
You are in danger, act now to protect yourself. It is too late to leave. The safest option is to take shelter indoors immediately.
What you should do:
Quickly move indoors:
Bring your pets 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 harm 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.

If you cannot get indoors, last resort options include:
Shelter in the middle of a large open area like a ploughed paddock, football oval or sporting reserve.
Get into a large body of water like a dam, lake, river, the ocean or in-ground pool.
Try to protect yourself from the fire's heat.

In the car:
If you are travelling, do not enter the warning area. Make a u-turn and travel to safety.
If you are currently driving slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.

If caught in fire:
Park behind a solid structure to block the fire's heat or pull over to cleared area.
Try to position the car towards the approaching fire.
Turn on your hazard lights and headlights.
Close all windows.
Turn off the air-conditioning and shut all the air vents.
Turn your car engine off.
Get down as low as possible below window level and cover up with a woollen blanket.
Impacts in your area:
Grassfires can generate extreme heat. Heat will kill you before the flames reach you.
This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.

The next update is expected by 16/01/2022 05:00 pm or as the situation changes.

Use multiple sources to stay informed:
VicEmergency Hotline - freecall 1800 226 226
VicEmergency app
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