Hazard burn at Mitchell

The ACT Rural Fire Service will assist Thoroughbred Park staff today, Saturday 11th October, 2014, weather permitting, to conduct a hazard reduction burn within the racecourse grounds Flemington road, Mitchell.

The burn will begin at 10am and finish at 5pm.

Two heavy tankers and 10 personnel will conduct the pile burns.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference is L10.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burn 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.