Private landholder conducting agricultural burn today

A private landholder will today, Monday 26 May, 2014, weather permitting, conduct a agricultural burn on the property "The Rivers", Uriarra Road, near the Lower Molonglo Treatment works.

The burn is expected to be approximately 40 hectares in size and smoke will be visible from the Belconnen and Stromlo Park areas.

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.