The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and Parks Victoria advise that planned burning will be carried out in the following area today, Tuesday 18 June 2012, weather conditions permitting:
- Chinaman's Garden, A 10 hectare fuel reduction burn located on Tongalong Island in the Barmah State Park,
Smoke may be visible in the following locations as well as from surrounding areas:
DSE and PV are doing more planned burning to reduce the risk of bushfire to people, property and communities. You may be affected by smoke from these planned burns.
What to do
- 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 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 road closures check www.vicroads.vic.gov.au
- Access to walking tracks, car parks, camping grounds and picnic sites in areas close to or in burn areas may be restricted.
Smoke and your home
- Close windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering.
- Avoid hanging washing out.
- For information about planned burning in Victoria visit www.dse.vic.gov.au/burns or call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment you can contact VBIL through National Relay Service on 1800 555 677
- If you have a smartphone you can download the free CFA FireReady application to see planned burns on a map.
- Information about fires is available at www.cfa.vic.gov.au or by calling the VBIL.