Controlled burn tonight on Springbank Island

The National Capital Authority will conduct a controlled burn tonight, Wednesday 12 December, 2012, weather permitting, from 6pm till 10pm on Spingbank Island, in Lake Burley Griffin.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K12.

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 on the burn visit or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.