The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise that, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions, a prescribed hazard reduction burn will be conducted today at Googong Foreshores.
The prescribed burn is being conducted to reduce fuel loads and minimise the risk of bushfire in the area during summer.
See the location map of the burn site.
Experienced ACT Parks and Conservation fire managers will conduct and oversee the hazard reduction burn. Every effort is made to conduct burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke, but temporary smoke cover is possible and may be visible across parts of Canberra.
As part of managing the prescribed burn to its conclusion, a buffer zone of up to 20 metres will be created around the complete perimeter of each prescribed burn.
The public are asked not to call emergency triple-zero unless they see any unattended fire.
Hazard reduction burns are an important part of the ACT's annual Bushfire Operations Plan that informs bushfire hazard risk reduction activities to help keep Canberrans safe.
You can also find more information about upcoming burns by following @ACTParks on Facebook or by visiting environment.act.gov.au.
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