Source: VIC Emergency

Watch and Act - Structure Fire - Stay Indoors

Issued Today at 11:36 PM.

This Watch & Act message is being issued for Cheltenham.

There is a factory fire in Herald St Cheltenhan.

The fire is not yet under control.

Anyone located in area and can see or smell smoke should take shelter indoors immediately. Those who have left the area should not return. Anyone located in the area should continue to stay inside.

What you should do:

Close all exterior doors and windows.
Turn off heating and cooling systems.
Close fireplaces and vents.
You should avoid the area.
Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
Bring your pets indoors.
Impacts in your area:
The following roads are closed: Herald Rd between Keys Rd and Bernard Rd.
Traffic in the area will be affected.
Emergency services will remain in the area.
This message was issued by Fire Rescue Victoria.

The next update is expected by 20/03/2022 01:40 am or as the situation changes.

Smoke information

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:
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.
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.
If you need medical advice for 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).

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