Hazard Reduction burns tomorrow in the Namadgi National Park

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate will from tomorrow, Wednesday 25 March, 2015, weather permitting, conduct a 260 hectare hazard reduction burn at Lone Pine to the west of the Boboyan Road on the Luton fire trail in Namadgi National Park. The burn, which could take up to one to two days, will reduce fire fuel loads.

A 380 hectare hazard reduction burn will continue along the Hardy Range to the east of the Cotter River, Namadgi National Park, weather permitting.

The burns are two of several burns conducted over coming weeks which will collectively total over 7000 hectares. For the duration of the burns significant amounts of smoke is expected in the sky across the ACT.

For more information on the burns visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd

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.

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