Type Status Location Last Updated
The chemical hazard on Hearn Street Colac is now safe.
People located within the area are now able to resume normal activities.


This messages was issued by Country Fire Authority

This will be the final message for this incident. 

Health information: 
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms that may be due to chemical exposure seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
  • Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call 000.
Smoke information:
  • Smoke can affect people's health.
  • People with heart or lung conditions (including asthma), children, pregnant women and older people are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.
  • People with existing heart or lung conditions (including asthma) should follow the treatment plan advised by the doctor.
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  • Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
  • Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
  • Call the VicEmergency Hotline to talk to someone about this warning on freecall 1800 226 226.
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