Prescribed burn - Latham

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise that, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions, a prescribed burn will take place at the Umbagong District Park in Latham tomorrow, Friday 21 September 2018. The 7 hectare burn is being conducted to reduce the fire threat to Latham on the corner of Southern Cross Drive and Florey Drive. See the location map of all the burn sites. 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. You can also find out information about upcoming burns by following @ACT_Parks on Twitter, @ACTParks on Facebook or by completing a simple smartform to get an all of ACT Parks and Conservation Service prescribed burn updates by email. Information and health advice for dealing with outdoor smoke can also be found by visiting ACT Health. For tips on how to stay safe if there is smoke in the area, visit the Asthma Foundation website.