The ACT Fire Brigade have received a number of enquires via telephone and social media asking whether it is safe to go outdoors.
Due to changes in wind direction and as a precautionary measure the ACT Fire Brigade advises residents located in Campbell, Braddon, Downer, Dickson and Watson to try and remain indoors and people to avoid the area if possible. It is safe for residents outside the exclusion zone to travel outdoors.
People who have concerns they may have come into contact with the product of the smoke plume and have any symptoms should seek medical attention at an emergency department or ring emergency triple zero 000 for life threatening cases.
[Courtesy ESA, photo by John Lafferty]