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Planned burn in the Little Desert today

Article Category  Community Interest
Date Published  Thursday, May 17 2018
\Photo"  Forest Fire Management Victoria

Planned burn in the Little Desert today
Forest Fire Management Victoria and the Country Fire Authority will be undertaking a planned burn in a 477 hectare area of the Little Desert National Park along the Fenceline Track (Internal Boundary), north of Goroke.

The burn will be ignited today around midday, weather permitting, and is intended to be completed by Saturday.

Smoke may be visible in the nearby localities and communities from this burn.

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

Road travel may be hazardous in the area due to low visibility associated with smoke so motorists are encouraged to obey all traffic signs and instructions from fire agency crews near the burn.

Access to the area where this burn is occurring will be restricted to members of the general public.

Residents are encouraged to be aware that this burn is happening and should 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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