The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate today is conducting a hazard reduction burn at Kowen Forest.
The burn will consist of multiple piles over a 34 hectare area.
Temporary smoke cover may occur for several days. 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.