Source: VIC Emergency

Emergency Warning - Grass Fire - Leave Immediately

Issued Today at 12:24 PM.

This Emergency Warning is being issued for Branxholme, Grassdale, Tahara.

There is a grassfire travelling from the area north of Tahara in a south-easterly direction towards Tahara township that is not yet under control.
People at Tahara should leave immediately.
Leaving immediately is the safest option, before conditions become too dangerous.
What you should do
When you leave take your pets, medications, mobile phone and charger.
Travel to:
The home of family or friends that is away from the warning area.

In the car:
If you are travelling, do not enter the area. Make a u-turn and travel to safety.
Slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.

Emergency services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.

If you are unable to leave, seek shelter indoors:
Close all exterior doors, windows and vents.
Turn off cooling systems.
You must take shelter before the fire arrives. The extreme heat is likely to harm you well before the flames reach you.
Shelter in a room that has two exits, such as a door or window, including one directly to the outside. It is important to be able to see outside so you know what is happening with the fire.
If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
Impacts in your area:
The fire is in the area of Murndal Road and Dohles Road, Tahara.
Grassfires can start and spread quickly and are extremely dangerous.
Check the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) or call 13 11 70 for road closures.
This messages was issued by Country Fire Authority.

The next update is expected by 13/02/2022 03:30 pm or as the situation changes.

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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