Hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Richardson

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will tomorrow, Sunday 16 November, 2014, weather permitting, assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn at the property Tuggeranong Homestead, near Johnson Drive, Richardson.

The burn of piles of vegetation is expected to commence from 8am until 3pm.

Four ACTRFS tankers and 10 firefighters will assist the private landholder with the burn.

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.

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