Hazard reduction burn today at Cook

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will today, Tuesday 11 December 2012, conduct a controlled burn, weather permitting, at Mount Painter, off Coulter Drive, Cook.

The burn is approximately three hectares in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J11.

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.