UPDATE 1.17pm: The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as it has been contained.
However DFES has urged residents to be vigilant in case the situation changes.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has issued a watch and act alert for an uncontrolled bushfire burning in Red Hill and Herne Hill.
The fire started near the intersection of William Street and Cymosa Street in Red Hill.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing, with DFES saying people need to leave or get ready to defend their properties.
WHAT TO DO:
- 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.