Source: VIC Emergency
his Watch & Act message is for Campbellfield, Coolaroo, Somerton.
There is a factory fire at Thornycroft st near Foden Ave Campbellfield.
This Watch and Act replaces the Advice message] issued at 0730 hrs
Large volume of Black Smoke is spreading towards
The Fire is not yet under control
Anyone located in Broadmeadows, Pascoe Vale , Coburg should take shelter indoors immediately.
Anyone located in these areas should shelter indoors from the smoke ensuring all exterior doors, windows and vents are turned closed and that heating and cooling systems are turned off.
What you should do:
Close all exterior doors and windows.
Turn off heating and cooling systems are turned off.
Close fireplaces and vents.
You should avoid the warning area.
Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
Bring your pets indoors.
If you are currently driving in the area you should close the windows in your vehicle and turn off the air conditioning.
Impacts in your area:
Emergency Services remain in the area.
Traffic in the area will be affected.
This message was issued by Metropolitan Fire Brigade.
The next update is expected by 09:00 or as the situation changes.
If you can 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.
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:
VicEmergency Hotline - freecall 1800 226 226.
Facebook or Twitter (#vicfires).
Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
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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Source: VIC Emergency