Providence Ponds burns being blacked out

THE Department of Sustainability and Environment and Parks Victoria have advised the fuel reduction burns at Providence Ponds, near Fernbank and Lower Tablelands, north of Benambra are being blacked out and patrolled today, but will still be creating some smoke.

Two regeneration burns in forest coupes 6.8 kilometres north-west of Tyers Junction and 10.4 kilometres north-east of Tanjil Bren will also be conducted today.

Smoke may be visible in the Latrobe Valley, Fernbank, Munro and Benambra areas.

DSE and PV are doing more planned burning to reduce the risk of bushfire to people, property and communities.