Source: VIC Emergency

Issued Today at 11:47 AM.
This Watch & Act message is being issued for Wroxham, Wallagaraugh, Lake View.

There is a bushfire at Wroxham, Wallagaraugh, Lake View that is not yet under control.
The bushfire is travelling from north of Wallagaraugh in a south-easterly direction.
Wallagaraugh Road is closed to the public and only open to emergency vehicles.
Firefighters are on the Wallagaraugh road and are patrolling accessible properties in this area.
If you are in an isolated community you should remain where you are as it is unsafe to travel.

We remind people to obey road closures. This is for your own safety.
Sheltering in place is the safest option - conditions may change and get worse very quickly.
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 you are currently driving slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.
Find information on protecting yourself and your family: http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/before-and-during-a-fire/.

If the situation changes or you feel unsafe you should:

Enact your fire survival plan.

Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.
Impacts in your area:
Trees can be extremely hazardous during a bushfire or high winds. Avoid standing, parking or travelling areas in fire affected area's.

Road Closures:

Wallagaraugh Road is closed to the public and only open to emergency vehicles.
The Princes Highway is currently closed from Orbost to the NSW border.
The Monaro Highway is closed from Cann River to the NSW border.
Check the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) or call 13 11 70 for road closures.

Register Find Unite: People who live in the affected communities are encouraged to register with the Red Cross at Register.Find.Reunite even if you have left the area. https://register.redcross.org.au/ or by calling 1800 727 077.
This message was issued by Forest Fire Management Victoria.

The next update is expected by 15/01/2020 03:50 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, 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:

www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
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.

Accessibility:
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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