Hazard reduction burning Eidsvold

EIDSVOLD BURNING: Fuel hazard reduction burn operations will start this week. Picture: CONTRIBUTED.

The Department of Resources is planning to conduct fuel hazard reduction burn operations on Unallocated State Land on the outskirts of Eidsvold near the saleyards and rubbish dump during the week starting from Monday, 28 June.

The total burn area is approximately 200 hectares.

The operations will take into consideration wind direction to minimise smoke discomfort to residents, however, the general public is advised to take the following precautions in the event of a smoke hazard.

– Local residents should keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke from entering homes and reduce outdoor activities if smoke levels are high.

– Vehicle drivers should remain on alert for smoke hazards and firefighters working alongside the roadways. Drivers should slow down, keep windows up and turn vehicle headlights on.