Fire under control at Carisbrook

A FIRE that was burning out of control near Carisbrook is now contained.

The fast moving fire travelled south towards Moolort and covered more than 100 hectares.

The CFA has warned that smoke may be visible from nearby communities and roads.

It has issued the following advice: 

A fire is in the area, it may be close to you; follow your bushfire survival plan.

If you plan to leave or do not have a survival plan, leave now.

Turn on your vehicle headlights and drive slowly; smoke will make it difficult to see.

Conditions are changing, homes can offer safety.

If you are away from home;  do not return.

If time permits, check your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions.

If you are experiencing any symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure, the Department of Health advises people to seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.

Additional Information:

 For General Bushfire Information

Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667 or www.cfa.vic.gov.au.

 Stay Informed: 

ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations or watching Sky News TV.

Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.

Road closures: Check www.vicroads.vic.gov.au

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