Source: VIC Country Fire Authority

This Watch & Act message is being issued for Cloverlea, Ellinbank, Seaview.

There is a 254ha bushfire in the MCDONALDS TRK, SEAVIEW area.
This Watch & Act message remains in place due to the unpredictable weather conditions in the fire area.
The fire remains not yet under control as control lines are not in place around the whole perimeter of the fire. This is due to the steep terrain in the area.
Control line work along McDonalds Track has progressed well today and is expected to be completed tomorrow (Wednesday 14th).
Residents in the immediate area are advised to enact their fire plan.
Continue to carefully monitor local conditions.
What you should do:
If you leave remember to take your pets, mobile phone and medications.
Travel to the home of family or friends that are away from the warning area.
Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
If you are away from home do not return.
Monitor conditions for changes in the situation.
Impacts in your area:
This fire is burning in steep terrain and is producing significant smoke.
There are a large amount of emergency vehicles in the area and members of the public are asked to keep the roads clear so that emergency vehicles can respond quickly and safely.
This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.

The next update is expected by 14/03/2018 08:00 am 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 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:
Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
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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