Smoke to cover the city today

Smoke is expected to cover the city today, Tuesday 18 March, 2014, as a result of two hazard reduction burns.

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) is conducting an eight hectare burn at Barry Drive, O’Connor and a six hectare burn at the AFP Training Ground, Majura.

These will be some of the last urban burns in Canberra this fire season.

The ACT Handy Map grid references for the burns are K11 for O’Connor and M11 for Majura.

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 on the burns, visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2014/controlled-burns-underway-in-oconnor-and-majura or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

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