A fire has been burning in the Hazelwood Open-Cut Mine for over two weeks. The fire started in the mine after a nearby bushfire spread to an old unused part of the open-cut. The fire has proved almost impossible to put out and has left Morwell and surrounding areas in a cloud of dangerous smoke.

Use the images and articles below to learn more about the topic and complete a look and learn task.

Describe the problem that the Latrobe Valley has?

Use the pictures to describe what Morwell and surrounding areas look like at the moment.

How does the smoke coming from the open cut fire make you feel?

What do you think are the dangers of having to breathe in the smoke from the fire? Explain

Water has not put out the fire. How do you think the fire could get put out?