A planned burn in the Midlands District will take place on Saturday 29th of February 2020 and will end on Sunday 1st of March 2020.
Forest Fire Management Victoria advise that the following planned burning will be carried out, weather conditions permitting in
Beaufort – Bridgette Track, 35.4 ha, 4km East-South-East of Beaufort.
This burn is scheduled to be ignited between 11:00 Saturday 29th of February 2020 and 20:00 Sunday 1st of March 2020.
Smoke may be visible in the nearby localities and communities from these burns.
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 your home.
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
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 ffm.vic.gov.au/plannedburn
Call the VicEmergency Hotline on freecall 1800 226 226
Download the Vic Emergency app
Sign up for automated notifications about planned burns near you via plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au
Callers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.