Hazard reduction burn at Gordon this weekend

The ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a hazard reduction burn in Gordon this weekend.

The burn, at Point Hut Dog Park, will occur on Sunday weather permitting from 10:00am.

Just over six-and-a-half hectares will be burnt.

The ACTRFS will have 12 fire units on scene involved in the burn. Firefighters will remain on site until the area has been declared safe.

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.