Start Date: TUESDAY 18  APRIL 2017

End Date:   FRIDAY 21 APRIL 2017

 

Forest Fire Management Victoria and CFA advise that the following planned burning will be carried out tomorrow, weather conditions permitting:

Eaglehawk – Bracewell St: Fuel reduction burn, 77 hectares, 5.2 kilometres north west of Bendigo

 

Kamarooka – Camp Rd: Fuel reduction burn, 95 hectares, 9.3 kilometres north east of Raywood

 

Redcastle- Scrubby Rd: Fuel reduction burn, 276 hectares, 12 kilometres north east of Redcastle in the Redcastle Graytown State Forest.

   
These burns should be completed between 09:00 and 20:00 hours on Tuesday 18 April until Friday 21 April.

 


You may be affected by smoke from these planned burns.

 

Smoke may be visible from nearby localities and communities in:

 

Eaglehawk, Maiden Gully, Long Gully and Bendigo

Kamarooka, Raywood, Goornong and Elmore

Rushworth, Heathcote and Graytown

 

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
  • For travel times and road works check http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au


ACCESS TO FOREST/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

For parks closures, please refer to Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or visit http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/

Stay informed about Planned Burning

Visit our website at vic.gov.au/plannedburn

Call the VicEmergency Hotline on freecall 1800 226 226

Visit VicEmergency website www.emergency.vic.gov.au

Download the Vic Emergency app

Sign up for automated notifications about planned burns near you via www.delwp.vic.gov.au/pbns


Callers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.

 

Authorised by:  Forest Fire Management Victoria Regional Burns Coordinator, Ashley Christian

13/04/2017