Source: VIC Country Fire Authority

This Watch & Act message is for Broadmeadows, Campbellfield, Dallas, Fawkner, Glenroy, Jacana, Westmeadows.

There is a fire at MAFFRA ST, COOLAROO.
The smoke plume continues to drift over the warning area.
A Community Information Meeting will be held 6.30pm tonight 14 July at the Broadmeadows Aquatic Leisure Centre, 41-85 Tanderrum Way Broadmeadows.

Anyone located in affected areas should take shelter indoors immediately. Close all exterior doors, windows and vents and ensure that heating and cooling systems are turned off.
What you should do:

The Recycling Center and Maffra St is currently closed and people are advised to avoid the area.
A Relief Centre is open at the Broadmeadows Aquatic Leisure Centre, 41-85 Tanderrum Way, Broadmeadows. For those requiring assistance please call 9205 2670. Health teams will be available at the Relief Centre if you require any medical assistance.
If you choose to leave the area please remember to take any medications and your pets with you.
Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
Close all windows and doors and turn off your heating and cooling systems.
If you are currently driving you should close the windows in your vehicle and turn off the air conditioning.

Impacts in your area:

The following roads are closed: Maffra St.
Emergency Services will remain in the area.
Traffic in the area will be affected.
EPA are continuing to conduct testing to determine the impact of smoke in the affected area.
A small area of Dallas immediately adjacent to the fire have received a notification to evacuate. If you do not live in the warning area, you do not need to evacuate at this time.
Please continue to monitor conditions.
There is an expected wind change due at 4.00pm which may see the smoke drift in an Easterly direction towards Hume Highway.

This message was issued by Metropolitan Fire Brigade.

The next update is expected by 14/07/2017 07:30 pm or as the situation changes.

Health information:

If you need medical advice for 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:

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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