Forest Fire Management Victoria and Country Fire Authority are currently conducting a planned burn west of Pimpinio.

The fuel management burn will be at the Wail Bushland Reserve - Lambing Hut Walpa four kilometres west of Pimpinio and is being ignited this afternoon, so flames and smoke may be visible.

Crews will be patrolling the burn as it spreads inside the control lines, and also the surrounding area as the burn may produce embers that cause short-distance spotting.

Some burns are carried out in stages, with part of the burn completed and crews returning later to carry out further work within the burn area.

Residents in the area are advised that Crews in fire-fighting vehicles will be using local roads to access the burn area and that travel may be hazardous if smoke causes low visibility.

Access to the location may also be restricted while planned burning is being carried out.