FOREST Fire Management Victoria will be conducting a 72-hectare burn at the Woowookarung Regional park in Canadian on Friday.
The fire will be located north Kennedy and Clayton Street and will extend to areas to the east and south west of Pax Hill Scout Camp.
The burn will confined by the camp access road in the north and Boundary Road in the east.
Regional Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Tony English said the burn contributes to a broader fuel management program for forest areas surrounding Ballarat,
"We are aware of the existence of culturally and historically-sensitive sites within the burn area, which will be deliberately excluded," he said.
"Additionally, wildlife and the environment are also important considerations. Our fire crews follow careful processes before, during and after a burn to make sure the impacts on indigenous flora and fauna are as minimal as possible.
"Our aim is to do everything we can to keep resident wildlife safe, while reducing the immediate bushfire risk to the community."
Friday's expected calm conditions will allow for extra burns to be conducted across Midlans region including near Trentham and Blackwood.
"We work closely with the Bureau of Meteorology and will only undertake scheduled planned burns if the weather conditions and fuel moisture levels are favourable on the day," Mr English said.
"Smoke may linger over several days after the completion of a planned burn, particularly if there is no wind to clear it. This can be due to vegetation, trees and logs continuing to smoulder after the burn is conducted.
"Once planned burns are complete, our crews will continue patrolling the burn sites for a number of days."
People experiencing symptoms due to smoke exposure should seek medical advice or call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24.
For the latest information about when planned burns are happening, go to here and also you can download the VicEmergency app.
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