Controlled burns in North Canberra

Michael Reid 13 July 2016

Controlled burn

The ACT Rural Fire Service will undertake a series of small burns in North Canberra on Saturday, weather permitting.

The burns, all less than 2 hectares in size, are for ecological purposes on behalf of the CSIRO.

A total of seven units from Molonglo, Gungahlin and Hall Brigades will undertake the burns at the following locations:

  • CSIRO property on Wallaroo Road at Hall
  • Croke Place at Evatt
  • Gungaderra on the Barton Highway at Crace
  • Corner of the Barton Highway and Gungahlin Drive at Kaleen
  • Umbagong Park on Florey Drive at Latham.

Traffic management will be in place during the burns.

Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of smoke in these areas.

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.


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