|Residents of the Wimmera and South West are being warned that they may see or smell smoke that is coming from a large fire near Lucindale across the border in South Australia.
There is no immediate danger to local communities in Victoria and no action is required, but residents are encouraged to continue to monitor the VicEmergency website and other media channels for any additional information in case the situation changes.
Smoke and your health:
- Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call Triple Zero (000).
- If you have concerns about your health you should seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
- Some people are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke. You will be more sensitive to smoke if you have a heart or lung condition (including asthma), are pregnant, or are over 65. Children up to 14 are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.
- If you are sensitive to smoke you should limit prolonged or heavy physical activity. Where possible you should try to stay indoors.
- If you have a heart or lung conditions you should take your medication as prescribed by your doctor.
- If you are asthmatic, follow your asthma plan and carry reliever medication with you.
- For more information about smoke and your health visit https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/your-environment/air/smoke.