EPA deploys mobile air quality monitoring to Cheltenham fire

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has deployed mobile air quality monitoring equipment to the scene of a fire in Cheltenham.

For the latest community advice from Emergency Management Victoria the community should visit: https://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/#!/warning/15853/moreinfo

EPA has been in attendance at the site since 3am this morning (Thursday 4 March) to provide advice to the incident controller, Fire Rescue Victoria, about any possible human health or environmental risks.

Health information

If you need medical advice for 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).

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.

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