Hazard reduction burn - Kowen district

ACT Parks & Conservation will today conduct a hazard-reduction pile burn in the Kowen district, north east of Queanbeyan.

Weather permitting, the burn will continue into tomorrow as well.

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.