CFA releases advice message for Mitchell Park

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An advice message has been issued to Mitchell Park residents after aircraft was called to help extinguish a bushfire burning along McCartneys Road.

A state control centre spokeswoman said five CFA appliances were called to reports of a roadside fire burning between the roadside and a fenceline.

She said the fire had been classified as small. Firefighters were called to the scene before 1pm and the fire is now extinguished.

The CFA has urged residents tocontinue to stay informed and monitor conditions.

The fire comes as much of the state experiences blistering conditions.Emergency Management Victoria’sstate response controller Stephanie Rotarangi told Fairfax Media six regions were most at risk.

“Temperatures are predicted to be between 33 degrees and 40 degrees across the Mallee, the Wimmera, the south-west part of the state, the central, the northern-central and north-east,” Ms Rotarangi said.

“There is very high fire alert in those regions.”

Ms Rotarangi said conditions were expected to persist across Saturday night with “little relief”, with a cool change coming in sometime on Sunday.

“But this is no time to be complacent with the hot weather,” she said.

“Summer is about heat-health as well. With temperatures expected to reach up to 40 degrees in parts of Victoria, just ask people to plan ahead so they can assure [they and their] family can stay cool.”

She said it was a great time to make sure people were prepared and knew their fire risks if a fire started.

“Talk to your family about the fire risks where you live or where you are travelling,” Ms Rotarangi said.

“Victoria is very much a fire-prone area. Fire can start anywhere.Particularly, on that urban fringe, grass fires [can be dangerous]. If you live near the bush, grasslands, parks, paddocks, just be wary that you could be at danger of fire this summer.”

What you should do:

Monitor weather conditions and warnings as grassfires can spread rapidly.Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.Impacts in your area:Grassfires can create a lot of smoke.This message was issued byCountry Fire Authority.The next update is expected by07/01/2017 03:10 pmor as the situation changes.Health information:

If you need medical advice for burns or exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or callNurse on Callon 1300 606 024.Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call 000.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.Stay informed:

Via梧桐夜网emergency.vic.gov419论坛.Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.Call theVicEmergency Hotlineto talk to someone about this warning on freecall 1800 226 226.People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have a speech/communication impairment can contact VicEmergency Hotline via theNational Relay Serviceon 1800 555 677.For help with English, call theTranslating and Interpreting Serviceon131 450(freecall) and ask them to telephone VicEmergency Hotline. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.Download theVicEmergency appor follow VicEmergency onTwitter(#vicfires) orFacebook.With The Age

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