The ACT Rural Fire Service will today, Saturday, 8 November, 2014, weather permitting, assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn at the property “Sunny Corner”, Victoria Street, Hall.
The burn is expected to commence from 9am until 5pm.
Two heavy fire tankers and nine firefighters will conduct the burn of vegetation.
Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke 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.
(ESA Media Release)