Source: VIC Country Fire Authority

This Watch & Act message is for Broadmeadows, Campbellfield, Coburg, Coburg North, Coolaroo, Dallas, Fawkner, Glenroy, Hadfield, Jacana, Meadow Heights, Oak Park, Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale South, Roxburgh Park, Somerton, Strathmore, Westmeadows.

There is a building fire at MAFFRA ST, COOLAROO.
This warning replaces the advice issued at 9:13 am. The smoke plume has extended further South

Anyone located in affected areas should take shelter indoors immediately. Close all exterior doors, windows and vents and ensure that heating and cooling systems are turned off.
What you should do:

The Recycling Center and Maffra St is currently closed and people are advised to avoid the area.
Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
Close all windows and doors and turn off your heating and cooling systems.
If you are currently driving you should close the windows in your vehicle and turn off the air conditioning.

Impacts in your area:

The following roads are closed: Maffra St.
Emergency Services will remain in the area.
Traffic in the area will be affected.

This message was issued by Metropolitan Fire Brigade.

The next update is expected by 13/07/2017 02:00 pm or as the situation changes.

Health information:

If you need medical advice for 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 000.

Smoke information:

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.

Stay informed:

Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
Call the VicEmergency Hotline to talk to someone about this warning on freecall 1800 226 226.
People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have a speech/communication impairment can contact VicEmergency Hotline via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
For help with English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone VicEmergency Hotline. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
Download the VicEmergency app or follow VicEmergency on Twitter (#vicfires) or Facebook.

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