Hazard burns at Greenway and Majura

The hazard burn at Pine Island Reserve will continue tomorrow, Saturday,30 August 2014, weather permitting.

The Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate has advised the 24.1 hectare burn will be one of two being conducted by crews.

A 3.5 hectare burn will also be undertaken west of the Majura Parkway and east of Mount Majura VIneyard. The objective is to reduce fuel loads from fallen pines.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

For more information visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2014/hazard-reduction-burns-in-greenway-and-majura-tomorrow2 or call 13 22 81.

Hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Equestrian Park, Yarralumla

The ACT Rural Fire Service, will tomorrow, Saturday 30 August, 2014, weather permitting, assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn at Equestrian Park, Cotter Road, Yarralumla.

One tanker and four personnel will conduct the small hazard reduction burn of four piles from 10am to 5pm.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

Private landholder to conduct hazard reduction burn at Namadgi today and over the weekend

A private landholder will today, Friday 29 August, 2014, and across the weekend, conduct a hazard reduction burn on a property next to the Namadgi Visitors Centre, south of Tharwa.

The hazard reduction burn will be carried out in open grass land.

Temporary smoke cover may occur.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

Pine Island Reserve hazard burn

A hazard burn will be conducted tomorrow, Friday, 29 August, 2014 at Pine Islands Reserve, weather permitting.

It will be the first of a number of burns in and around Canberra’s urban areas over the comings weeks.

The Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate has advised the 24.1ha burn at Greenway also may continue on Saturday.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

For more information visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2014/hazard-reduction-burn-tomorrow-in-preparation-for-fire-season or call 13 22 81.

Two cyclists with minor injuries following collision

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are currently on scene on Northbourne Ave, Braddon, following a collision.

Two male bicycle riders, aged in their 20′s, have sustained minor injuries.

Both will shortly be taken to The Canberra Hospital.

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