Source: VIC Emergency

Watch and Act - Bushfire
Bendoc, Bonang, Delegate River

Issued Today at 7:17 PM.

This Watch & Act message is being issued for Bonang.

There is a bushfire at Bonang that is not yet under control.
The bushfire is travelling in a northerly direction.
Fire activity increased throughout the day, you must continue to monitor conditions and be ready to act.
Conditions may change and get worse very quickly. It is important that you remain aware and be ready to act if needed.
What you should do:
Monitor changes to the situation. Increased wind speed, change in wind direction, smoke or poor visibility can indicate the situation is changing.
If you are away from home, do not return.

If the situation changes or you feel unsafe you should leave:
Take your pets, medications, mobile phone and charger.
Travel to the home of family or friends that are away from the warning area if possible.

Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.
Impacts in your area:
Roads accessibility is continually changing, keep up to date by visiting the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au) or call 13 11 70 for road closures.
For information on road closures in New South Wales check Live Traffic NSW (livetraffic.com/desktop.html) or call 132 701
There is smoke in the area due to the increased fire activity.

This message was issued by Forest Fire Management Victoria.

Far East Gippsland Community Newsletter can be found here.

The next update is expected by 06/02/2020 09:20 am 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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