Fire crews battling a medium-sized grassfire near Geelong Road at Stockyard Hill south-west of Beaufort

Fire crews are currently battling a medium-sized grassfire near Geelong Road at Stockyard Hill about 17 kilometres south-west of Beaufort.

About seven emergency vehicles were called to the incident just after 4pm on Tuesday.

The area under and advice message for a bushfire near Geelong Road, Stockyard Hill.

The area under and advice message for a bushfire near Geelong Road, Stockyard Hill.

A Country Fire Authority advice message has been being issued for Stockyard Hill and Crossroads.

“There is currently no threat to communities, but you should continue to stay informed and monitor conditions,” the advice message stated.

“Firefighters are attending to this fire.”

The next update is expected by 07.10pm on Tuesday or as the situation changes.

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.

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 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: 

  • Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
  • Call the VicEmergency Hotline to 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 the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.

For help with English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone VicEmergency Hotline. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.

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