Source: VIC Emergency
Issued Today at 10:41 AM.
This Watch & Act message is being issued for Glenlofty, Glenpatrick, Glenshee, Nowhere Creek, Percydale, Warrenmang and Pyrenees Range State Forest.
There is a bushfire at Warrenmang in the Pyrenees Range State Forest that is not yet under control.
The bushfire is on Main Break, east of the Glen Lofty Warrenmang Road.
A wind change is expected later today, which may cause the fire to travel south and south east towards Glenpatrick and Nowhere Creek. Conditions can become very dangerous and unpredictable.
Firefighters have been able to slow the spread of fire for now, but the situation can change at any time. You must monitor conditions and be ready to act.
This Watch and Act replaces the Advice Message issued at 5.26 am.
Don't wait, leaving now is the safest option - conditions may change and get worse very quickly. Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.
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 or Ararat.
Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.
Impacts in your area:
Bushfires can spread quickly and are extremely dangerous.
Bushfires can generate enormous amounts of radiant heat.
Bushfires can start spot fires and embers large distances ahead of the main fire.
Trees can fall across roads and cause dangerous driving conditions.
This message was issued by DWELP.
The next update is expected by 30/12/2019 02:00 pm or as the situation changes.
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:
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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