The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will today, Friday 12 April, 2013, weather permitting, conduct a controlled burn at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
The burn is approximately 20 hectares in size.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K11.
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 details on the burn, visit www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd
or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.