Forest Fire Management Victoria and the CFA plan to carry out a fuel reduction burn near Inglewood on Friday, if weather conditions permit.
The burn will be completed between 9am and 8pm in the Inglewood State Forest, two kilometres north of the township, but smoke might be visible until Monday.
People in the area are advised to keep windows and doors closed.
Anyone who suffers possible smoke exposure symptoms should seek medical advice or call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 606 024.
The burn is one of several scheduled to take place in central Victoria this week ahead of the bushfire season.
Two separate burns are planned for locations south-west of Maryborough on Friday and Saturday.
Have you signed up to the Bendigo Advertiser's daily newsletter and breaking news emails? You can register below and make sure you are up to date with everything that's happening in central Victoria.