Advice - Fire
1579002994000Yesterday at 10:56 PM
message is being issued for Dergholm
- There is a bushfire at Casterton-Apsley Road, Dergholm that is under control.
- The fire has crossed the Casterton-Apsley Road and is located in a blue gum plantation north of the Dergholm-Edenhope Road. There still remains ire activity within the fire perimeter.
- The fire size at 8:20pm Tuesday is approximately 600 hectares.
- Firefighters will be attending this fire overnight Tuesday 14th January, and during the day Wednesday 15th January.
There is currently no threat to communities, but you should continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.
What you should do:
- Monitor warnings so you can
act quickly if the situation changes.
- Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
Impacts in your area:
- The Casterton-Apsley Road is closed between the Dergholm-Edenhope Road and Dergholm.
- Firefighters are patrolling this fire.
- Smoke will be visible from nearby roads and communities.
This message was issued
by Country Fire Authority.
The next update is expected by 15/01/2020 11:00 am or
as the situation changes.
If you can see or smell smoke, please note:
- 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).
- 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:
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.