Prescribed burn at Aranda bushland tomorrow

Released 10/04/2019

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise that, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions, a prescribed burn will take place tomorrow (Thursday 11 April 2019) at Aranda bushland and burns will continue in Namadgi and Tidbinbilla.

A 11.46 hectare burn will be conducted in Aranda bushland nature reserve to reduce fire risk and assist in limiting the spread of fire into Aranda.

The large 3012 hectare burn in Namadgi National Park will continue south of Corin Road on the eastern side of the Cotter River and north of Cotter Hut Road/Smoker Trail Road.

A 380.17 hectare burn in Tidbinbilla will also continue in the north west of the nature reserve.

See the location map of the burn sites.

Experienced Parks fire managers will conduct and oversee the burning operations. 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.

Staff 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 online 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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