Source: VIC Emergency

Issued Today at 5:22 PM.

This Watch & Act message is for Chinangin, Ultima.

There is a grassfire near Hancock Rd and Merritt Rd, Ultima that is not yet under control.

This grassfire is travelling in a north-westerly direction towards Merritt Rd.

Firefighters and aircraft are responding to this fire.

Staying close to a building you can shelter in is the safest option as conditions can change suddenly.

Continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.
What you should do:
Monitor changes, including increased wind speed, change in wind direction, smoke or poor visibility that indicated the situation is changing.
If you are away from home, do not return.
If you're in a car and become caught in a grassfire, don't get out and run.
If you are currently driving slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.

If the situation changes you will need to leave quickly. Plan to:

Take your pets, medications, mobile phone and charger.
Travel to the home of family or friends that are away from the warning area, or to a larger town centre.
Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.

Impacts in your area:

Now is the time to charge your mobile phone. Pack a car phone charger or spare battery. You should check the batteries in your radio.
There may be some impact to road services in the area.

This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.

The next update is expected by 26/11/2020 09:30 pm 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:

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.
VicEmergency app.
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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