News Alerts

Controlled burn tomorrow in Stromlo Village

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will tomorrow, Tuesday 11 September 2012, conduct to a controlled burn, weather permitting, in land adjacent to Cotter Road, Eucumbene Drive and Warragamba Avenue, Stromlo Village.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J13.

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 details on the burn, visit www.tams.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Another hazard reduction burn in the ACT planned for tonight.

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will today, Monday 10 September, 2012, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the property Cuppacumbalong, Naas Road, Tharwa, from 5pm till 10pm.

Two medium tankers, one light unit and seven personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx one hectare in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J17.

The purpose of the burn is to remove a fuel hazard.

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.

Grass fire at Symonston

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene of a small grass fire, near the Monaro Hwy, Symonston, approx one kilometre north of Mugga Lane intersection.

Estimated size of fire 150 metres x 50 metres.

No threat to property.

ACT Fire & Rescue crews working to extinguish the fire.

Two more hazard reduction burns in the ACT

A private landholder will this afternoon, Monday 10 September, 2012, conduct a small pile burn at Thoroughbred Park, Randwick Road, Lyneham.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L10.

Tonight, Monday 10 September, 2012, the ACT Rural Fire Service Gungahlin Brigade will conduct a separate hazard reduction burn, weather permitting, on the property of Wells Station, near the corner of Well Station Drive and Flemington Road, Mitchell.

The burn will commence at 6pm until approximately 11.30pm and will involve two heavy tankers, one medium tanker, one light unit, a command vehicle and 14 personnel.

An area of approx 3.7 hectares in size will be burned.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L10.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard.

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.