Cheltenham fire update: Emergency services have deemed the fire is now under control. You may smell or see localised pockets of smoke, but our monitoring indicates that air quality in the area is good. Any remaining smoke should clear during the day. Melbourne Water and South East Water are working together to manage firewater to minimise environmental impacts.
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.
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:
• 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.
For information about the effects of smoke on your health please go to https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/your-environment/air/smoke
Reviewed 4 March 2021