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Planned burn around Melton

By: CFA Media

Category: Community Safety

  9.50 AM 3 January, 2014


Location: District 14 News

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Residents around Melton are likely to see smoke on Friday afternoon, 3 January when CFA completes an 80 hectare fuel reduction burn.

Weather permitting, the planned burn will take place early this afternoon around Ferris Road extension Melton South – north of Strathtulloh Estate and smoke is likely to be visible across a wide area including Strathtulloh, Melton, West Melton, Brookfield, Melton South and the Western Freeway.

The planned burning is being done to reduce the risk of bushfire to people, property and communities. You may be affected by smoke from these planned burns.

What to do

  • 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 burned.
  • If  you are experiencing any symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure, the Department of Health advises that you should seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.

Road users

  • 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.

Forest/Park Recreation Sites

  • 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/

Smoke and your home

  • Close windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering.
  • Avoid hanging washing out.

Stay informed about Planned Burning

For information about planned burning in Victoria visit www.depi.vic.gov.au/burns, www.cfa.vic.gov.au , FireReady application to see planned burns on a map or call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667. Callers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.

Last Updated: 03 January 2014