RESIDENTS of Harcourt North and Sedgwick have been warned of smoke after a grass fire was sparked by a car crash.
A woman escaped serious injury after her car crashed into the tree shortly before 3pm.
Crews have controlled the fire, but residents have been warned of smoke in the area.
An VicEmergency advice warning says there is no threat for residents of the area, but they should stay informed and monitor conditions.
Community members have been urged to keep roads clear so emergency services can respond.
Single vehicle accident on North #Harcourt Road. Car burst into flames. The driver was alone as I understand & got out just in the nick of time. @AmbulanceVic#Sedgwick@CFA_Members@VictoriaPolice On scene now. Driver has some injuries. Hope all turns out OK for affected family. pic.twitter.com/RCvXC7yQah— Damian Wells (@WellsDamian) January 10, 2021
VicEmergency has warned smoke can affect people's lungs, with those with heart or lung conditions (including asthma), children, pregnant women and older people more sensitive to its effects.
Those with existing heart or lung conditions should follow the treatment plan advised by their doctor.
If you need medical advice for burns or smoke exposure contact your doctor or Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness or difficulty breathing should call Triple Zero (000).
Stay up to date at: emergency.vic.gov.au/
A WOMAN has escaped serious injury after her car hit a tree, sparking a grass fire in Harcourt North.
Firefighters have controlled the grass fire, after the crash at the intersection of Ford Road and North Harcourt Road.
Paramedics are treating the female driver for chest and shoulder injuries at the scene.
Emergency services were called to the scene about 2.50pm.
Three Country Fire Authority brigades are on the scene.
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