Planned burns scheduled to take place in Bendigo

THREE fuel reduction burns are scheduled to take place in the Bendigo area on Wednesday.

Depending on the weather, Forest Fire Management Victoria firefighters hope to complete burns in Golden Square, Huntly and Kangaroo Flat.

The first will cover about 23 hectares in Golden Square at Specimen Hill Channel.

The planned burn in Kangaroo Flat will be along Irwin and Dorrington lanes, and at Huntly will take place on Viola Road.

Forest Fire Management Victoria Murray Goldfields district manager Paul Bates said asked community members to call the VicEmergency hotline on 1800 226 226, rather than Triple Zero, if they saw smoke and were concerned.

People experiencing symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure should seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 60 60 24.