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Planned burn updates

By: CFA News

Category: Operational Information

  4.52 PM 1 March, 2013

Location: General

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Planned burning is used to reduce bushfire risk and can only occur within a narrow range of weather conditions in autumn and spring.

During the burn season, Victorians can expect smoke and in some cases road closure or traffic management. 

Latest planned burn updates are listed below. 

CFA planned burning survey, 3 June 2013, Owen Gooding

"CFA and VFBV will be jointly conducting a study of brigade involvement in planned burning. The results will be used to inform CFA programs that provide support and resources for CFA brigades involved in planned burning." Read more >>

New burn training camp a success, 22 May 2013, CFA Media

"A new type of training camp, which teaches members how to conduct burns safely, has been given the tick of approval by CFA members." Read more >>

'FireScape' in Barongarook, 20 May 2013, Kim Stanley-Eyles

"An ecological burn on Tuesday 30 April capped off a successful pilot program, FireScape, being trialled in Barongarook. Twenty-five local, eager residents participated in the program that involved two full-day workshops, including the observation of a planned burn on a participant’s property." Read more >>

DEPI planned burning milestone, 9 May 2013, CFA Media

"The Victorian Coalition Government has hit a milestone with more than 200,000 hectares of planned burning already carried out on public land this financial year and more to come as weather conditions remain stable." Read more >>

Burning coastal scrub in May, 9 May 2013, Sharon Mifsud

"On Wednesday May 8th, CFA, Parks Victoria and Alcoa Portland conducted a prescribed burn of 28 hectares on private land owned by the Portland Aluminium Smelter and public land managed by the Point Danger committee of management." Read more >>

CFA roadside burn at Pomborneit, 2 May 2013, CFA Media

"CFA is currently undertaking a planned, roadside burn at Pomborneit. The burn started about 10.30am today with six tankers and three slip-ons on scene, together with VicRoads and police." Read more >>

Carlisle River fuel reduction burn, 26 April 2013, Ian Morrison

"On Saturday 20 April 2013 local brigades and Wannon Water completed a 10-hectare fuel reduction burn around the North Gellibrand Pipe Line Pumping Station." Read more >>

Beechworth burn gets underway, 23 April 2013, CFA Media

"A fuel reduction burn was conducted at Beechworth on Sunday, 21 April involving more than 50 CFA members of brigades from the Bogong Group." Read more >>

Simpson fuel reduction burn, 22 April 2013, Ian Morrison

"On Tuesday 9 April  a 5-hectare fuel reduction burn was conducted in the township of Simpson." Read more >>

Eildon planned burn, 17 April 2013, CFA Media

"The Eildon community will now be better protected from the threat of bushfire thanks to the completion of a 3000-hectare fuel reduction burn." Read more >>

Burning the lake, 12 April, Tony Brady

"Following on from a request from GWM Water to burn Dock Lake last year a very successful operation was completed on the 02/04/2013." Read more >>

Planned burns in Eastern Metro, 11 April 2013, Sharon Merritt

"CFA Brigades in Eastern Metro Region are combining forces with Melbourne Water and DSE to increase their capacity to burn and provide better protection to the communities they serve." Read more >>

CFA planned burns for Eastern Melb, 9 April 2013, CFA Media

"Smoke will be visible around Belgrave South and areas surrounding the Silvan and Cardinia Reservoirs this evening, Tuesday 9 April, as CFA crews conduct important fuel reduction burns." Read more >>

More planned burning, 5 April 2013, CFA News

"Victorians will start to see more smoke from planned burns carried out by the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and Parks Victoria to reduce bushfire risk to people, property and communities." Read more >> 

The future of planned burning, 20 June 2013, Jason Leigh

"CFA and VFBV are conducting a study into the barriers faced by brigades getting involved in planned burning, and the support they would need to become further involved." Read more >>

Last Updated: 21 June 2013