Series of Hazard Reduction burns to commence today in Kowen Forest

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate will from today, Wednesday 3 June, 2015, conduct a series of hazard reduction burns, weather permitting, at Kowen Forest that are due to be completed next week.

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.

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