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Burn off in Ballarat East

By: CFA Media

Category: Community Safety, Incidents - Bushfire

  5.49 PM 24 April, 2017

Location: District 15 News, General

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Residents around Ballarat East and neighbouring areas may see smoke this afternoon as CFA conducts a planned burn along Turpie Street.

CFA Vegetation Management Officer Tony Brady said the two-hectare grassland controlled burn would be taking place from 4pm today, 24 April.

“We have three CFA trucks and around 15 firefighters from Ballarat and Sebastopol Fire Brigades taking part,” he said.

“Smoke may be visible from Ballarat East, Warrenhiep, Eureka, Canadian, Brown Hill and Woodmans Hill areas.”

The burn is expected to be completed by 6pm.

CFA regularly conducts fuel reduction planned burns on private and council land, when conditions allow, because it is one of the most effective methods available to lessen fire risk.

People with asthma, or other conditions that make them susceptible to the effects of smoke, are advised to consider staying indoors, reducing their exercise, taking their medications and following their asthma plan. Those experiencing symptoms should seek medical advice or contact Nurse-On-Call on 1300 606 024.

Last Updated: 24 April 2017