The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct three hazard reduction burns this weekend in the ACT.
Tomorrow, Saturday 3 September, 2011, the ACTRFS Gungahlin and Southern Districts Brigades will conduct hazard reduction burns at the Gungahlin Eucalypt Plantation and at Castle Hill weather permitting.
The Gungahlin Eucalypt Plantation burn will commence from 2pm-5pm, north of the new suburb of Bonner.
Two heavy tankers, one medium unit, one light unit and 12 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 10 hectares.
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The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the Gungahlin burn is L8.
Also,tomorrow, the Southern Districts Brigade will assist a private landholder in the Castle Hill burn from 10.30am.
Two medium units, one light unit and 10 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 10 hectares.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the Castle Hill burn is J16.
On Sunday 4 September, 2011, weather permitting, from 10am till 5pm, the ACTRFS Guises Creek Brigade will assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn on the property of “The Schools”, Monaro Highway, Royalla.
Two tankers, one light unit and 15 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 10 hectares.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L16.
The ACT Handy Map can be found by clicking on the link on the Bushfires Home page of the ESA website, or on the inside back cover of the 2011/12 Canberra and region Yellow Pages phone directory.
The purpose of all three burns is to reduce a fire hazard with the removal of accumulated fuel.