Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) advise that lighting of the Truganina – Neroli Crescent planned burn, located at 3.3km E of Truganina, is now complete – the burn is now being patrolled by fire agency crews as it continues to spreads inside the control lines.
You can expect to see flames and smoke while the burn is being patrolled. Access to the burn area will be restricted until there is no material burning within the burn area. Crews will also complete safety checks, including dealing with any hazardous trees that may pose a risk to public safety.
Once these checks have been carried out the burn will be declared safe and the area will be re–opened. Please note that for some burns, vegetation may continue to smoulder until suitable rain falls – therefore it may take some time for burns in some locations to be declared safe.
Note that some burns are carried out in stages, with part of the burn completed, and crews returning later to carry out further work within the burn area. If so, you will receive notifications when the burn is once again scheduled to be carried out.