Evacuation warning

It is strongly recommended that you Evacuate Now if you are located in Cocoroc, Little River, Mambourin, Manor, Rothwell and Werribee.

There is a grassfire at Little River that is not yet under control.

This fire is travelling in a south-easterly direction towards Manor Road.

If you are located in Mambourin or Manor you should evacuate now.

What you should do:

Evacuate Now:

When you leave remember to take your pets, medications, mobile phone and charger.

If you are away from home; do not return.

If you choose to stay, emergency services may not be able to help you.

Travel to a safer location. Options include:

A Relief Centre is located at Centenary Hall, Corner of Cox Rd and Princes Highway. It will open as of 2pm.

The home of family or friends away from the warning area.

In the car:

If you are travelling, do not enter the area. U-turn to safety.

Slow down and turn on your headlights. Smoke will make it difficult to see.

This warning is current to 07/12/2018 03:10 pm. Evacuation after this time is considered life threatening. After 07/12/2018 03:10 pm it may be too late to leave, take shelter when the fire arrives – protect yourself from the radiant heat.

If you are unable to leave shelter indoors:

Close all exterior doors, windows and vents.

Turn off cooling systems.

Shelter in a room that has a door and or a window to the outside. It is critical to keep an eye on what is happening with the fire.

Impacts in your area:

Grassfires can start and spread quickly and are extremely dangerous.

Grassfires can generate extreme heat. Heat will kill you before the flames reach you.

This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.

The next update is expected by 07/12/2018 03:10 pm or as the situation changes.

Evacuation information:

Victoria Police Community Evacuation Information.

For information on what to do with your pets.

If you can smell smoke, please note:

Smoke can affect people’s health.

People with pre-existing health problems, 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.

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 cannot smell smoke you are not likely to be exposed to smoke and it will therefore not affect you.

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.

More details at http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/#!/warning/5338/moreinfo

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