Update four – Multiple hazard reduction burns

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) advises smoke visible across parts of Canberra and the ACT today is due to hazard reduction burns in the ACT and across the NSW border.

ACT Parks and Conservation and ACT Rural Fire Service are continuing to undertake hazard reduction burns, weather permitting this week.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1876 hectare hazard reduction burn at Bulls Head near Mount Franklin Road, to the east of the village of Brindabella.

Crews are continuing to monitor and patrol the burn at Honeysuckle, south of Honeysuckle Creek and Apollo Road, west of Orroral Road.

Crews are continuing to monitor and patrol the burn at Brandy Flats in the Booth Range, South Namadgi National Park.

Crews will continue to monitor all hazard reduction burn sites until smoke has not been visible for 24 hours.

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.

Keep up to date by visiting www.esa.act.gov.au check ESA Twitter and Facebook accounts and monitor local media outlets.

For more information on the ACT hazard reduction burn program visit www.tams.act.gov.au

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