Hazard burns at Black Mountain and O'Connor today

A hazard reduction burn will be conducted at Black Mountain today, weather permitting, near the Gungahlin Drive Extension.

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate has advised the burn is approximately 6.8 hecatres.

An eight hecatre burn will also take place on Barry Drive, O'Connor.

The ACT Handy Map reference for both burns is K11.

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 visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2014/oconnor-and-black-mountain-controlled-burns-today or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.