Hazard reduction burn at Yarralumla

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn, weather permitting, tomorrow at Yarralumla on behalf of the National Capital Authority.

The burn in Stirling Park will commenced at around 9:00am.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce vegetation litter and fuel levels.

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.

The ACTRFS will have several crews on scene throughout the day until the burn is completed and the site declared safe.