NINE CFA vehicles attended a grass fire in West Creek this morning, which was brought under control shortly before 11am.

Firefighters were called to the Miles Road property at around 10.20am.

The CFA has issued an advice message for Archies Creek, Dalyston, Lance Creek, North Wonthaggi, Powlett River, Ryanston, St Clair, West Creek, and Wonthaggi.

“There is a grassfire at Miles Rd, West Creek that is under control,” the message read.

“CFA firefighters are on scene. There is currently no threat to you, but you should stay informed and monitor conditions.”

What you should do: 

  • Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
  • If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Go to: http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/before-and-during-a-fire/.
  • Review your fire survival plan.

Impacts in the area:

  • Smoke will be visible from nearby communities and roads.
  • Now is the time to charge your mobile phone. Pack a car phone charger or spare battery. You should check the batteries in your radio.

For more information on preparing for grass fires visit: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/grassfires-rural.

If you can smell smoke, please note: 

  • 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.

Health information:

  • 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).
  • If you cannot smell smoke you are not likely to be exposed to smoke and it will therefore not affect you.

Use multiple sources to stay informed:
www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
VicEmergency Hotline – freecall 1800 226 226.
VicEmergency app.
Facebook or Twitter (#vicfires).
Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.