Two hazard reduction burns today in the ACT

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) is continuing a hazard reduction burn today, Monday 24 February, 2014 at Kowen Pines.

This 22 hectare burn began yesterday near Sutton Road and Seven Mile Road.

The ACT Handy Map Grid Reference for the burn is M11.

Also today, TAMS will conduct a hazard reduction burn at Greenway, near Soward Way and Pine Island Road (west of Athllon Drive).

The size of the Greenway burn will be 20 hectares and the ACT Handy Map Grid Reference is L16.

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 information on the hazard reduction burns go to www.tams.act.gov.au

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