Source: VIC Emergency

Issued Today at 4:33 PM.

This Watch & Act message is being issued for Calder Park, Plumpton, Hillside, Sydenham, Sydenham Park, Keilor North, Taylors Hill, Taylors Lakes, Keilor Lodge, Delahey, Diggers Rest.

There is a grassfire at Rowlandson Place, Taylors Lakes that is not yet under control.
This grassfire is travelling from Calder Park in a south-westerly direction towards Taylors Lakes.
You must monitor conditions and be ready to act.
If you live directly next to grassland, quickly walk two or more streets away from the fire. Grass fires are unlikely to spread past the first row of houses.

If your home is surrounded by grasslands, you should immediately shelter within your home. It is not safe for you to leave.
What you should do:

If you live right next to grassland, quickly move two streets away:
When you leave remember to take your pets, medications, mobile phone and charger.
If you are away from home do not return. Travel to the home of family or friends that are away from the warning area.

If you live two or more streets away from the grassland you should shelter indoors:
Bring your pets indoors.
Close all exterior doors, windows and vents.
Turn off cooling systems.
Monitor conditions.
Impacts in your area:
Grassfires can start and spread quickly and are extremely dangerous.
Grassfires can generate extreme heat. Staying near shelter is the safest option.
This message was issued by Fire Rescue Victoria.

The next update is expected by 11/01/2021 08:40 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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