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Planned burn 9km west of Dimboola

Article Category  Ag and Environment
Date Published  Monday 23rd March 2020
Author DELWP
Photo  Wangara Consulting

Planned burn 9km west of Dimboola
Forest Fire Management Victoria advise that this afternoon a planned burn has been ignited nine kilometres west of Dimboola and about eight kilometres south of Gerang Gerung.

It is in the East Block Northern Break of the Little Desert, and the burn objective is to develop fuel reduced areas of enough width and continuity to reduce the speed and intensity of future bushfires.

Smoke may be visible from surrounding areas.



What to do about:

Smoke

  • If you are experiencing any symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure, the Department of Health and Human Services advises that you should seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
  • Close windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering.

    Roads

  • Road travel may be hazardous due to low visibility associated with smoke.
  • Signs may be in place to slow traffic. Obey all traffic signs and instructions from fire agency crews near the burn.

    Access to park recreation sites

  • Be aware of planned burns happening in your local area and stay clear of areas where burns are taking place or areas that have recently been burnt.
  • Access to walking tracks, car parks, camping grounds and picnic sites in areas close to or in burn areas may be restricted.


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