Roelands, Brunswick watch and act warning
Residents in Roelands and Brunswick have been told to leave or get ready to defend their homes with changing wind conditions affecting a bushfire in the area.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has issued a watch and act warning for residents in the two centres, saying there is a possible threat to lives and homes.
The fire, which started near the intersection of Waterloo and Government roads in Roelands, was reported about 11am today, with a cause yet to be determined.
More than 8ha has been burnt in the bushfire so far.
Firefighters are on the scene and aerial support has been sent to protect crews and homes.
DFES tips include:
- If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
- If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
- If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
- Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
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