Two controlled burns today in the ACT

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will today, Tuesday 18 February, 2014, weather permitting, conduct two controlled burns in the ACT on Cooleman Ridge and at Majura.

The burn on Cooleman Ridge will be approximately two hectares in size and the burn at the Australian Federal Police Training Ground at Majura will be approximately six hectares in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid references for the burns are J13 for Cooleman Ridge and M11 for Majura.

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.