SMOKE from an Otways burnoff slowed weekend traffic near Lorne.
Fire crews went to Deans Marsh-Lorne Road at Benwerrin to monitor trees that started smouldering after a burnoff two weeks ago.
Department of Sustainability and Environment Otway district land and fire manager Andrew Morrow said there was “no issue” with the burn.
He said Saturday’s incident involved a “tree that’s burning that’s putting up a bit of smoke”.
“People driving on the Deans Marsh-Lorne Road may see a small amount of smoke within the burn area,” Mr Morrow said.
“We continue to patrol the Stoney Track burn,” he said.
“Another burn that’s put up a bit of smoke is at Kennedys Creek.”
The DSE plans to continue burnoffs in the Colac district this week.
Burns under consideration include a 640-hectare burnoff at Yahoo Creek at Kawarren, 820 hectares at View Hill, south of Deans Marsh, 208 hectares at Turner Drive, Forrest and 245 hectares at Lookout Hill north of Aireys Inlet.
“We’ve got a range of burns we’re considering into next week, depending on the fuel conditions primarily,” Mr Morrow said.
“Hopefully getting some further good burn results this week, but it is always dependent on the weather,” he said.