Hazard Reduction burns continue today in Namadgi National Park

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate will today, Sunday 15 March, 2015, weather permitting, continue with two hazard reduction burns within northern Namadgi National Park at Blundells Creek and Condor Creek.

These burns are some of several planned over coming weeks, which will collectively total over 7000 hectares. For the duration of the burns significant amounts of smoke is expected in the sky across the ACT.

For more information on the two burns visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2015/hazard-reduction-burns-this-weekend-in-namadgi-national-park

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.