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Planned burn at Nhill Lake | Thursday 2 November

Article Category  Ag and Environment
Date Published  Wednesday, November 1 2017
Author  DELWP - WImmera

Planned burn at Nhill Lake | Thursday 2 November
Forest Fire Management Victoria and Country Fire Authority advise that a planned burn will be carried out this Thursday and Friday, weather conditions permitting, at the western side of the Nhill Swamp reserve.

Pending weather and fuel conditions, this burn has been scheduled for ignition on Thursday 2 November. and is intended to be completed by 8 pm the following day, Friday 3 November.

The objective is to created areas with reduced fuel of sufficient width and continuity to reduce the speed and intensity of bushfires.

You may be affected by smoke from these planned burns.

Smoke may be visible from nearby localities and communities.

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 roadworks check the VicRoads website.

    Access to Planned Burn 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 more information about planned burning can be found on the Forest Fire Management Victoria website



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