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Crews Hack 2,000 Hectares of Grassfire Fuel, Public Urged to Play Their Part

November 24, 2022 10:29 am in by
 
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Around 2,000 hectares of grass is set to be slashed in Central Victoria following out-of-control growth caused by recent floods. 
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Forest Fire Management crews will be out around the towns of Bendigo, Castlemaine, Cohuna, Echuca, Maldon, Heathcote, Avoca and Maryborough in the coming weeks.
 
In addition, homeowners are being encouraged to cut long grass and clear space on their properties to prepare for the bushfire season. 
 
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FFMVic Senior Fuel Management Officer Jonathan Andrea said reducing thr risk of bushfires is a “shared responsibility”. 
 
“Fuel reduction on public land can only do so much –communities and households need to know how to be
prepared and take action to reduce their bushfire risk,” he said. 
 
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Machines will be clearing, mowing, mulching and slashing, all part of
the annual fuel reduction program.
 
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