Hazard reduction burn in the city tommorrow

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Yarramundi (weather permitting) on behalf of the National Capital Authority.

The burn in the Yarramundi Grass Lands adjacent to the ATSI Cultural Centre will commence at 8:00am.

The burn will cover an area of approximately 9 hectares.

Firefighters expect to conclude the burn mid afternoon but will remain until the site is declared safe.

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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