Hazard reduction burn

A hazard reduction burn will be completed this evening at the rear of the National Zoo, starting about 5pm.

Firefighters will remain on site until the fire has been extinguished.

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.