Smoke haze alert for Melbourne
Fire services advise that recent fire activity in the Gippsland region has generated large amounts of smoke which may be visible across most of
The Aberfeldy fire, which started on Thursday, has burnt more than 56,000 hectares.
“Members of the public are encouraged to remain vigilant in their preparedness, but should check their surroundings and ensure there is actually a fire, before reporting it to 000,” CFA Agency Commander in the State Control Centre, Joe Buffone said.
“The public are also reminded to reduce speed on roads and drive to the conditions in smoke-affected areas.”
The weather bureau advise that the smoke being smelt around the state today would have been generated on Thursday and Friday last week.
If you are experiencing any symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure, the
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People should also tune in to their emergency broadcasters: ABC Local Radio, commercial radio and designated community radio stations or SKY NEWS Television.