Source: VIC Emergency

Watch and Act - Grass Fire

Issued Today at 11:56 AM.

This Watch & Act message is being issued for Mt Clear.

There is a grassfire at Tinworth Av, Mount Clear that is not yet under control
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.
If your home is surrounded by grasslands, and you are not in an estate, you should immediately shelter within your home. It is not safe for you to leave.
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 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.
Monitor conditions.
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 16/04/2019 02:00 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.
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 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:
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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