Small ecological burns across North Canberra tomorrow

The ACT Rural Fire Service will undertake a series of small burns tomorrow (Saturday 23 April 2016) in North Canberra weather permitting.

The burns, all less than 2 hectares in size, are for ecological purposes on behalf of the CSIRO.

A total of seven ACTRFS units from Molonglo, Gungahlin and Hall Brigades will undertake the burns at the following locations:

– CSIRO property Wallaroo Road at Hall;
– Croke Place at Evatt;
– Gungaderra on the Barton Highway at Crace;
– Corner of the Barton Highway and Gungahlin Drive at Kaleen; and
– Umbagong Park on Florey Drive at Latham.

Traffic management plans will be in place for the duration of the burns.

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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