Source: VIC Emergency

Issued Today at 6:48 PM.
This Watch & Act message is for Laverton North, Laverton.

There is a fire at waste management facility in Dohertys Road..

Anyone located in Dohertys Road, Fitzgerald Road, Federation Trail and Maria Street should take shelter indoors immediately.
What you should do:

Close all exterior doors and windows. Close vents and ensure that heating and cooling systems are turned off.
If you are away from home do not return.

Protect your health:

Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
If you are currently driving you should close the windows in your vehicle. Turn off the air conditioning and close the vents.
Bring your pets indoors.

Impacts in your area:

The following roads are closed: Dohertys Road, Fitzgerald Road and Federation Trail.
Emergency Services will remain in the area.
You will see smoke.
Traffic in the area will be affected.

This message was issued by Fire Rescue Victoria.

The next update is expected by 11/01/2021 08:50 pm or as the situation changes.

Health contacts:

· Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call Triple Zero (000).

· If you need medical advice for burns or exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.

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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