Two hazard reduction burns today

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will today, Sunday 30 September, 2012, assist two private landholders with two hazard reduction burns, weather permitting.

The ACTRFS Guises Creek Brigade will begin operations shortly of a pile burn on the property “Guises Flat”, Monaro Hwy, Williamsdale.

Two heavy tankers, one medium tanker, one light unit, one command vehicle and 15 personnel are on scene and should complete operations by 2 o’clock today.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L17.

The ACTRFS Tidbinbilla Brigade will also today, from 2pm until 5pm, conduct a hazard reduction burn on the property “Tralee”, Alderson Place, Tralee.

One heavy tanker, one medium tanker, one light unit, one command vehicle and 15 personnel will conduct the pile burn.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L14.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burns 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.

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