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[Text on black screen] In October 2015, an unattended campfire located near Mt Hickey in the Tallarook State Forest escaped, igniting a bushfire.
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[Text on screen] Winds of up to 80kmh quickly blew the fire in a southerly direction.
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[Text on black screen] The patchy northern section of a 2015 planned burn slowed the fire’s spread.
[Vision of a top-down view of a forest with a blank region below the fire, labelled 2015]
[Text on black screen] The southern section of the planned burn halted the forward spread of the fire, reducing its overall size.
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[Text on black screen] CFA and FFMVic crews were then able to contain the fire within the Tallarook State Forest.
[Vision of a top-down view of a forest with a small animated fire region] Preventing this....
[Vision of a top-down view of a forest with a large animated fire region] From becoming this...
[Text on black screen] The final size was 568 hectares with no lives or properties lost.
Without the planned burn the fire could have burnt 7500 hectares, with up to 65 properties lost.
Planned burning reduces bushfire risk to make communities safer.
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Page last updated: 09/10/21