Urgent – Watch & Act on Carrum Downs fire

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*** URGENT UPDATE – WATCH & ACT ***

This Watch & Act message is being issued for Carrum Downs, Frankston North, Langwarrin, Skye.

There is a bushfire at BLUE WREN RISE, CARRUM DOWNS that is not yet under control.
The bushfire is travelling in a southerly direction towards McClelland Drive.

This warning replaces the advice issued at 2:50.

Don’t wait, leaving now is the safest option – conditions may change and get worse very quickly. Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.

What you should do:
– When you leave remember to take your pets, mobile phone and medications.
– Travel to the home of family or friends that are away from the warning area.
– Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
– If you are away from home do not return.
– Monitor conditions for changes in the situation.

Impacts in your area:
– Bushfires can generate enormous amounts of radiant heat.
– Spot fires and embers are starting up to 1 km ahead of the main fire at Darnley Drive.
– Bushfires can spread quickly and are extremely dangerous.
– Bushfires can start spot fires and embers large distances ahead of the main fire.

This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.

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