The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI), Parks Victoria and CFA advise there is a planned burn in the St Arnaud area on Thursday 17 October and Friday 18 October, weather permitting.
The 206.6 hectare fuel-reduction burn will take place on Queen Mary Rd, 3.5 kilometres south of St Arnaud.
Smoke may be visible in St Arnaud and surrounding areas.
DEPI, Parks Victoria and CFA advise they 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.
If you are experiencing any symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure, the Department of Health says 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 travel times and roadworks check http://traffic.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
At home close windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering, avoid hanging washing out and stay informed.
For information about planned burning in Victoria visit www.depi.vic.gov.au, www.cfa.vic.gov.au 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.
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.