Planned burn creates confusion

Smoke visible at Sunnycliffs from the Woorlong Wetlands planned burn. Picture: Venise Lang

Smoke visible at Sunnycliffs from the Woorlong Wetlands planned burn. Picture: Venise Lang

FOREST Fire Management Victoria says they will consider ramping up public warnings in future after many Sunraysia residents were caught off guard by a planned burn at Woorlong Wetlands on Sunday. 

Residents of Red Cliffs, Sunnycliffs, Mildura Cliffside, Monak, Trentham Cliffs and Gol Gol are advised they may continue to see smoke for the next couple of days following the burn. 

Despite media, emergency services and planned burn website notifications, many residents were unaware the 66-hectare fire was indeed a planned one. 

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