Two controlled burns today and tomorrow in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will today, Tuesday 12 March 2013 and tomorrow, Wednesday 13 March, 2013, weather permitting, conduct two controlled burns within the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, near Ring Road and Nil Desperandum.

The two burns combined are approximately 150 hectares in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burns is H15.

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 burns, visit or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.