Source: VIC Emergency

Issued Today at 7:49 PM.
This Watch & Act message is for Bannerton, Happy Valley.

There is a fire in an Almond processing plant involving chemicals which may involve toxic smoke.
The smoke plume is heading in the direction of Bannerton.

Anyone located in the area should take shelter indoors immediately.
What you should do:

Close all exterior doors and windows. Close vents and ensure that heating and cooling systems are turned off.
If you are away from home do not return.

Impacts in your area:

The Hattah Robinvale road may be impacted by smoke.

This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.

The next update is expected by 26/12/2021 10:20 pm or as the situation changes.

Health contacts:

· Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call Triple Zero (000).

· If you need medical advice for burns or exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.

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:

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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