Burn-offs may cover Melbourne in smoke

Burn-offs may cover Melbourne in smoke

28 April 2006

published by www.abc.net.au

Australia — Much of Melbourne and eastern Victoria could be blanketed in a smoke haze over the next few days.

The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) has already lit 65 burns as part of its fuel reduction program.

The chief fire officer with the DSE, Ewan Waller, says that number will increase over the weekend.

“There’ll be a lot of smoke in the air over the next few days because there’s been around 65 burns lit across Victoria over the last two days and that will extend into … the weekend when over 100 burns will be conducted,” hesaid.


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