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Smoke haze warning

Ambulance Victoria paramedics have urged people to take care, with much of the state blanketed in smoke from bushfires.

A smoky haze could be seen throughout much of the Wimmera, Mallee and Grampians yesterday.

Emergency management acting director Justin Dunlop said paramedics had seen a big increase in triple zero calls by people with breathing problems.

He said children and people with pre-existing health conditions were at greatest risk.

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“If you are showing signs of a serious smoke inhalation injury you should be assessed immediately by a medical professional such as a paramedic or a GP. Anyone with less urgent concerns about their health should seek medical advice or call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24,” he said.

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