Forest Fire Management Victoria crews are gearing up to start Autumn planned burning across the Far South West District in the coming weeks.
Forest Fire Management Victoria, CFA and the Glenelg Shire are working with local communities to ensure residents and visitors are informed about the upcoming planned burning program which will reduce bushfire risk across the District.
The main focus will be on carrying out fuel reduction burns around at-risk communities. The planned burn program’s priority is fuel management around the Gorae community, with a broader focus on surrounding areas including Casterton, Milltown and Digby.
The following information sessions have been planned with the CFA and the Glenelg Shire
• Heathmere Fire Station (1 March, 3 - 6pm)
• Milltown Fire Station (2 March, 3 - 6pm)
• Heywood Fire Station (7 March, 3 - 6pm). A Glenelg Shire Representative will be attending the Heywood Open House.
Stay up to date on planned burns in your area by searching online for Forest Fire Management Victoria, calling 1800 226 226 or signing up to the Planned Burning Notification System (PBNS) www.delwp.vic.gov.au/pbns. If you see smoke and want to know if it is a planned burn or a bushfire, visit emergency.vic.gov.au, check the VicEmergency app or call 1800 226 226.
Please see maps attached for planned burn sites