Hazard reduction burn tonight at Chapman

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn tonight in Chapman.

The ACTRFS Rivers Brigade will conduct the small pile burn at Coolman Farm on Hindmarsh Drive on behalf of the land owner.

The burn is expected to commence at 6 o'clock. Firefighters will remain on site until the area is deemed 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 ACT 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.