Released 24/06/2019

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise that, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions, a cultural burn will commence tomorrow (Tuesday 25 June 2019) in the Ghubar Dhaura heritage park in Franklin.

The 3.4 hectare burn is being undertaken for ecological and cultural reasons and will help reduce invasive weeds and encourage regrowth of native grasses.

The burn will be led by Murumbung Rangers with assistance from other Parks fire managers. Every effort is made to conduct burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke but temporary smoke cover is possible and is likely to be visible across parts of Canberra.

See the location map of the burn site.

Staff will continue to monitor the burn site 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 form to get all of ACT Parks and Conservation Service prescribed burn updates by email.

Information and health advice for dealing with outdoor smoke can also be found by visiting ACT Health.

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

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