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Planned burns near Benalla

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Country Fire Authority will be performing planned burns in Goomalibee on Monday.

December 13, 2013 3:55pm

DEPI, Parks Victoria and Country Fire Authority will conduct planned burns near Benalla.


The Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Country Fire Authority will be performing planned burns in Goomalibee on Monday, weather conditions permitting.

The planned fuel reduction burn will occur at Goomalibee Nature Conservation Reserve, Burness Rd, Goomalibee, covering 82ha.

 Ignition will occur Monday morning, weather conditions permitting.

• Smoke may be visible in the following locations as well as from surrounding areas;
• Benalla, Goomalibee and Tarnook.

DEPI, Parks Victoria and CFA are doing more planned burning to reduce the risk of bushfire to people, property and communities. You may be affected by smoke from these planned burns.

What to do;
• If you are experiencing any symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure, the Department of Health advises that you should seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.

Road users;
• 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 roadworks check http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au.
• Access to walking tracks, car parks, camping grounds and picnic sites in areas close to or in burn areas may be restricted  (list these if possible).

Smoke and your home;
• Close windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering.
• Avoid hanging washing out.

Stay informed;
• For information about planned burning in Victoria visit www.depi.vic.gov.au, www.cfa.vic.gov.au or call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on freecall 1800 240 667. Callers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
• If you have a smartphone you can download the free CFA FireReady application to see planned burns on a map.
• Information about fires is available at www.cfa.vic.gov.au or by calling the VBIL.

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