Controlled burns across ACT continue

Controlled burns across Canberra will continue today, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, weather permitting.

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) has listed the following sites:

O’Connor Ridge Nature Reserve, adjacent to Dryandra Street, O’Connor
Isaacs Ridge Nature Reserve, adjacent to Isaacs
Aranda Spine.
Gilmore, between Isabella Drive and the Monaro Highway
Gordon, between Drakeford Drive and Woodcock Drive.

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.

For more details visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2013/december/controlled-burns-across-canberra-continue-today-tuesday-17-december-2013or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

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