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Mild conditions see planned burns from today


A planned burn of more than 220 hectares will be lit 30 Klm to the east of Ballarat today.

Forest Fire Management Victoria say, weather permitting, it should get underway this morning and wrap up Monday at Barkstead - Pinch Gut Road about 500 metres west of Barkstead.
A smaller cultural burn of around 26 hectares is also taking place 5 Klm north of Maryborough today.
Smoke may be visible over the following days with local residents advised to close windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering.
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