Planned Burn NE of Minimay

Published on 16 September 2021

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WIMMERA DISTRICT: Little Desert National Park – Central Block South Break

Start Date: Thursday 16 September, 2021

End Date: Thursday 22 September, 2021

Forest Fire Management Victoria advise that the following planned burning will be carried out tomorrow, weather conditions permitting:

Little Desert National Park– Central Block South Break, Fuel reduction burn 15km NE of Minimay. South West Spatial Vision Map page 273. Grid Reference: 227507, 255492, 243493 

This burn should be completed between 1000 and 1800 hours on the 16 September 2021. 


You may be affected by smoke from these planned burns.

Smoke may be visible from nearby localities and communities – Minimay, Goroke, Kaniva, Kaniva-Edenhope Rd, Natimuk-Francis Rd.

Please Note, traffic management will be in place along Kaniva- Edenhope Rd to assist in the safe undertaking of this planned burn.


What to do about:   


  • If you are experiencing any symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure, the Department of Health and Human Services advises that you should seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024   
  • Close windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering 


  • Road travel may be hazardous due to low visibility associated with smoke   
  • Signs may 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 


  • Be aware of planned burns happening in your local area and stay clear of areas where burns are taking place or areas that have recently been burnt   
  • Access to walking tracks, car parks, camping grounds and picnic sites in areas close to or in burn areas may be restricted   
  • For parks closures, please refer to Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or visit 


Stay informed about Planned Burning   

Visit Forest Fire Management Victoria's website at

Call the VicEmergency Hotline on freecall 1800 226 226   

Visit VicEmergency website   

Download the Vic Emergency app   

Sign up for automated notifications about planned burns Victoria near you via 

Callers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.

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