Across Western Victoria
The Western District has been engrossed in smoke yesterday today, as a result of the East Gippsland and Upper Murray North East fires.
The Environment Protection Authority is reminding residents smoke inhalation can affect people's health. Especially those with heart or lung conditions, such as asthma. The EPA is advising people to follow the treatment plan advised by their doctor.
As poor air quality remains in the region, the EPA further advises residents to, “stay inside your house if possible; close all windows and doors, avoid exercise outdoors.” They also recommend using a P2 or N95 filter mask, which can be purchased at a hardware store.
For further information regarding the poor air quality and to stay updated visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au or the official EPA website, https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/your-environment/air/smoke.