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Gippsland Silviculture Burns

July 24, 2019

HVP Plantations will be conducting silviculture burns in Yallourn North, Glengarry, Glengarry West, Tyers and Traralgon on Thursday 25 July and Friday 26 July. Smoke will be visible from Moe, Newborough, Maryvale, Morwell.

The mid-winter burns of post-harvest debris are being carried out due to the ongoing dryer than average seasonal conditions, the narrow windows of suitable weather available and to allow sufficient time for the burn piles to cool down before the next summer fire danger period.

HVP Plantations is committed to operating safely and sustainably, and these burns are an important tool in a fire prevention and suppression strategy.

These burns have been planned in coordination with DELWP, EPA, Latrobe Council, and CFA to minimise the impact to the local community.

Regular updates will be available on our website.

If you have any feedback or concerns please contact us on 03 5122 0600 or email info@hvp.com.au.

What to do about smoke

If you experience any symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure, you should seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.

You should also close windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering your home.

What to do about roads

Road travel may be hazardous due to low visibility associated with smoke, and it is important to obey all traffic signs and instructions from fire crews near the burn.

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