THE Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and CFA advise there is a planned burn in the St Arnaud area on Thursday and Friday, 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.
People might be affected by smoke from these planned burns.
If experiencing any symptoms that could be due to smoke exposure, seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
Road travel might be hazardous due to low visibility associated with smoke.
Signs might 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 might be restricted.
Close windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering, avoid hanging washing out and stay informed.
Callers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech or communication impairment can contact VBIL via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
Download the free CFA FireReady application on smartphones to see planned burns on a map.
Visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au or call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line for fire information.