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Hazard reduction burn today on Lake Burley Griffin

By 10 May 2014 6

The ACT Rural Fire Service will today conduct a hazard reduction burn on Lake a Burley Griffin.

The burn, from midday until 5:00pm, will be conducted on behalf of the National Capital Authority on Springbank Island.

Smoke will be visible 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.

For more information call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

(ESA Media Release)

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6 Responses to Hazard reduction burn today on Lake Burley Griffin
#1
Pork Hunt8:37 pm, 10 May 14

Can anyone explain this madness? What fire hazard can an island in the middle of LBG pose?

#2
tommy11:16 pm, 10 May 14

When I was a kid I remember they didn’t do any reduction to one of the islands near the carillion, so when someone finally lit it, it destroyed all the vegetation on the island and looked ugly for a long time. Also people visit Springbank Island for picnics, they get dropped off by the small ferry and collected later, wouldn’t want them trapped on an island on fire which hasn’t had any hazard reduction.

#3
Maya12311:12 am, 11 May 14

tommy said :

When I was a kid I remember they didn’t do any reduction to one of the islands near the carillion, so when someone finally lit it, it destroyed all the vegetation on the island and looked ugly for a long time. Also people visit Springbank Island for picnics, they get dropped off by the small ferry and collected later, wouldn’t want them trapped on an island on fire which hasn’t had any hazard reduction.

Not long ago I was on Springbank Island. It is regularly mown and the grass was short, so I don’t understand why it also needs burning. The island near the Carillon is different, as that is not mown.

#4
bundah11:29 am, 11 May 14

Pork Hunt said :

Can anyone explain this madness? What fire hazard can an island in the middle of LBG pose?

Come now porker a large gust of wind will direct flying embers throughout the entire ANU campus and ignite all that hot air in turn razing the complex to the ground, of course….

#5
gooterz8:54 pm, 11 May 14

Perhaps the RFS just wanted to say they’re burning a lake?

#6
dungfungus11:03 am, 12 May 14

gooterz said :

Perhaps the RFS just wanted to say they’re burning a lake?

Smoke On The Water.
Shame it isn’t a casino on fire as was the case with the Deep Purple song.

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