Issued Monday 29 October, 2012
There are good opportunities for planned burning early this week, particularly in Victoria's west.
A number of burns are likely to be carried out in the Upper Wimmera, the Pyrenees region and in the Brisbane Ranges through to Daylesford. Smaller burns may also be carried out in eastern metropolitan Melbourne and East
A cool change is likely to limit opportunities on Wednesday and Thursday, but there may be further opportunities for planned burning from Friday as the weather becomes more stable.
DSE is monitoring fuel conditions and forecast weather across the state to take advantage of planned burning opportunities as they arise.
*Note: This report is only valid on the date of issue. It contains general information which can change without notice according to conditions and changing weather forecasts.
This report covers burns on public land only – landholders may also be completing planned burns on private property.
For queries regarding planned burns, contact the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667.
For the most up-to-date information all year round visit www.dse.vic.gov.au/burns.
The FireReady smartphone application also shows planned burns ignited today on a map.
Planned burning updates are also available on Facebook via www.facebook.com/DSEFirefighter and via the @dse_vic Twitter account using #plannedburn.