Prescribed burn at Stromlo today

The Environment and Planning Directorate (EPD) is undertaking a prescribed burn today near Stromlo Forest Park.

The activity will involve the burning of various piles of debris adjacent to the park.

The Stromlo Forest Park burn will treat slash piles consisting predominantly of invasive wattle species and weeds.

People with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should, if possible, 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.

Every effort is made to conduct the burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke on residents of the ACT and surrounds.