Source: VIC Emergency
This Emergency Warning is being issued for Finns Rd, Platts Rd and Scotts Lane, Buninyong
There is a bushfire at Buninyong/Scotsburn area that is not yet under control.
The bushfire is travelling in a southerly direction from Brennans Rd.
Firefighters have been unable to stop the fire and it has crossed Scotts Lane and is moving towards Pryors Rd.
You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive.
The safest option is to take shelter indoors immediately. It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
What you should do:
You should move indoors:
Bring your pets inside.
Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool. Wear leather boots.
Close all exterior doors, windows and vents and turn off cooling systems.
Shelter in a room that has two exits such as a kitchen or laundry.
You must shelter before the fire arrives. The extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
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 inground pool.
Try to protect yourself from the fire's heat.
If you are travelling:
If you are travelling, do not enter the warning area. U-turn to safety.
If you are currently driving slow down and turn on your headlights. Smoke will make it difficult to see.
If you are caught in fire in your car:
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:
Bushfires can generate extreme heat. Heat will kill you before the fire reaches you.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area
This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.
The next update is expected by 06/12/2018 06:50 pm or as the situation changes.
If you can smell smoke, please note:
Smoke can affect people's health.
People with pre-existing health problems, 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