Burns planned for Mt Rogers, Point Hut, Hume and Namadgi this weekend

Released 20/04/2018

The ACT Government wishes to advise that a series of prescribed burns will take place this weekend at Mt Rogers, Point Hut, Hume and Devils Gap at Namadgi National Park.

These burns are part of the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate’s Bushfire Operations Plan and will be jointly undertaken by combined resources from the Parks and Conservation Service, the ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire and Rescue.

See the location map of all the burn sites.

Every effort is made to conduct burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke but temporary smoke cover is possible and will be visible across parts of Canberra.

Firefighters will continue to monitor the burn sites until smoke has not been visible for 24 hours. A buffer zone of up to 20 metres is also created around the complete perimeter of every prescribed burn.

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.

You can also find out information about upcoming burns by following @ACT_Parks on Twitter, @ACTParks on Facebook or by completing a simple smartform to get an all of ACT Parks and Conservation Service prescribed burn updates by email.

For tips on how to stay safe if there is smoke in the area, visit the Asthma Foundation website.

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