We’ve just heard there will be controlled burns happening today and tomorrow in Tidbinbilla.
Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, two
controlled burns will be conducted today, Tuesday 12 March 2013, and tomorrow, Wednesday
13 March 2013, within the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.
The two burns combined are approximately 150 hectares in size.
Like in all controlled burns, safety will be of paramount importance. Experienced fire managers, supported
by trained fire-fighters, will conduct the burning operations.
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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.
Before burns are undertaken the Emergency Services Agency, the Australian Federal Police,
Air Traffic Control, Roads ACT and the Bureau of Meteorology are advised.
For more information, please call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.
For updates on controlled burns please follow TAMS on Twitter @tamsmediaroom.
WHAT: Hazard reduction burns
WHERE: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (Ring Road and Nil Desperandum)
(Handy Map reference H15 in the Yellow Pages)
WHEN: Tuesday 12 March 2013 and Wednesday 13 March 2013