The fire has been declared under control.
THE Country Fire Authority has urged people to monitor conditions after a grassfire began on McKenzie Road towards Echuca.
Seventeen tankers are responding.
The CFA says there is currently no threat to the public but people should remain informed and monitor conditions.
An advice message has been issued for Byrneside, Cooma, Gillieston, Girgarre, Girgarre East, Harston, Kyabram, Kyabram South, Kyvalley, Lancaster, Merrigum, Mooroopna North, Mooroopna North West, St Germains, Stanhope, Taripta, Tatura, Tongala, Tongala East, Undera, Willowdene, Wyuna, Wyuna East.
Another has been issued for Bamawm, Echucha and Strathallan.
What you should do:
- Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
Impacts in your area:
- Smoke may be visible from nearby roads and communities.
The next update is expected by 15/01/2020 06:30 pm or as the situation changes.
For more information on preparing for grass fires visit: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/grassfires-rural.
- If you need medical advice for burns or 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).
- 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:
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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