Controlled burn today in Franklin

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will today, Monday 3 September, 2012, conduct a controlled burn, weather permitting at Mullingarri Grasslands, adjacent to Marie Pitt Street in Franklin.

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

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 or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.