Pine Island Reserve hazard burn

A hazard burn will be conducted tomorrow, Friday, 29 August, 2014 at Pine Islands Reserve, weather permitting.

It will be the first of a number of burns in and around Canberra’s urban areas over the comings weeks.

The Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate has advised the 24.1ha burn at Greenway also may continue on Saturday.

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 information visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2014/hazard-reduction-burn-tomorrow-in-preparation-for-fire-season or call 13 22 81.

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