Program reduces fire risk

FOREST Fire Management Victoria and the Country Fire Authority (CFA) have started planned burning across Victoria to reduce bushfire risk for local communities and the environment.

Forest Fire Management Victoria chief fire officer Stephanie Rotarangi said Forest Fire Management Victoria and the CFA would continue planned burns across Victoria where conditions were suitable.

“Throughout autumn, you may see and smell smoke from these planned burns, and some roads and parks may close,” Dr Rotarangi said. “Working with the CFA is a vital part of our planned burning program to make sure that we are using local knowledge to manage bushfire risk together to deliver maximum benefit to the community.”

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