Our spring burns offs de­pend on weather

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Wangaratta Chronicle - - News - By SA­MAN­THA DICK

PLANNED spring burn offs are ex­pected to take place around Wan­garatta ahead of what has been pre­dicted to be an abovenor­mal fire sea­son.

Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment, Land, Wa­ter and Plan­ning (DELWP) pro­gram man­ager of com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Dar­ren Skel­ton, said the Goul­burn Fire District is plan­ning to con­duct a num­ber of con­trolled burns dur­ing spring if weather and for­est con­di­tions are suit­able.

Key planned ar­eas in­clude the Glen­rowan Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Tow­ers

PHOTO: Emma Hil­lier

and Glen­rowan Ridge Track in the Warby Range, the Wan­garatta Com­mon, and Win­ton Wet­lands - Win­ton North Road Strate­gic Break. For­est Fire Man­age­ment Vic­to­ria’s se­nior for­est fire man­age­ment of­fi­cer, Bren­dan Pur­cell, said the spring burn­ing pro­gram...

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