Controlled burn at Kowen continues today

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate will conduct a controlled burn today, Wednesday 19 September 2012, weather permitting, within Kowen Forest, off Sutton Road, Kowen.

The burn is a continuation of yesterday's operation and is approximately one hectare in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is N12.

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.