Hazard reduction burn in Deakin today

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate will today undertake a hazard reduction burn in Deakin.

The burn will occur near the Canberra Nature Park in Red Hill, west of Gowrie Drive.

The burn will cover approximately 19 hectares.

Temporary smoke cover may occur in the area. Every effort is made to conduct the burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke.

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.