Prescribed burn to continue at Lower Cotter Catchment

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise that, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions, a prescribed burn will be conducted at Blue Range Road in the Lower Cotter Catchment tomorrow, Thursday 21 June 2018.

The 29 hectare burn is being conducted to reduce pine regrowth and to facilitate native regeneration.

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.

Staff will continue to monitor the burn site until smoke has not been visible for 24 hours. A buffer zone of up to 20 metres is also created around the complete perimeter of every prescribed burn.

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