Two controlled burns today

Jazz 10 October 2012

Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise the public that (weather permitting) two controlled burns will be conducted this afternoon, Wednesday 10 October 2012, at Stromlo Village and Fisher.

The burns are approximately 5 hectares and 7 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. 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 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: Land adjacent to Cotter Road, Eucumbene Avenue and Warragamba Avenue in
Stromlo Village (Handy Map reference J13 and UBD Map reference 66 Q6)
Fisher Parkland between Namatjira Drive and Tuggeranong Parkway
(Handy Map reference J13 in the Yellow Pages, UBD Map reference 77 H8)

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