Apartment fire reported in Belconnen

ACT Fire & Rescue is responding multiple units to reports of a fire in the Altitude Apartment complex in Chandler Street Belconnen.

Update to follow.

Gossan Hill hazard burn

A hazard burn will be conducted at Gossan Hill Nature Reserve in Bruce tomorrow, Thursday, April 17.

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) has advised that, weather permitting, the 3.5 hectare burn will take place west of Haydon Street, south of College Street and Radford College.

The ACT Handy Map reference is K11.

It is normal for stumps and heavy logs to continue to smoke. Staff will continue to monitor the burn until no smokes are visible for 24 hours.

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.

For more information visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2014/gossan-hill-controlled-burn-scheduled-tomorrow or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Two hazard reduction burns in Bruce tomorrow

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will tomorrow, Wednesday 16 April, 2014, conduct two hazard reduction burns, weather permitting in Bruce near Calvary Hospital and the Australian Institute of Sport.

The two burns will cover approximately five hectares in an area of bushland south or Purdie Street, adjacent to Hyson Place and Masterman Street.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burns is K11.

Staff will continue to monitor the burns until no smoke is visible for 24 hours.

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.

For more information, visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2014/bruce-controlled-burns-scheduled-tomorrow or call Canberra Connect on 12 22 81.

Symonston hazard burn on private land

As well as the controlled burn today, Tuesday 15 April, 2014 at Cook by the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate, a second hazard reduction burn will be conducted in the ACT today by a private landholder.

The burn will be undertaken at Mugga Lane, Symonston.

The burn of logs and stumps could smoulder through the week.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L13.

Temporary smoke cover may occur.

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.

Mount Painter hazard burn

A six hectare hazard burn will be conducted at Mount Painter in Cook today.

The ACT Handy Map reference is K11.

ACT Territory and Municipal Services has advised it is normal for stumps and heavy logs to continue to smoke, and some flames may be visible in the interior of the burn after personnel have left the scene.

Staff will continue to monitor the burn until no smokes are visible for 24 hours.

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.

For more information, visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2014/controlled-burn-at-mount-painter or call Canberra Connect on 12 22 81.