The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise that, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions, a prescribed burn will be conducted Sunday 8 January at Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve.
The prescribed burn at Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve near Chapman is being conducted to reduce the fire hazard in the reserve and help protect nearby homes.
See the location map of the burn site.
Experienced ACT Parks and Conservation fire managers will conduct and oversee the burning operation with support from the ACT Rural Fire Service. 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 will be created around the perimeter of each prescribed burn.
The public are asked not to call emergency triple-zero unless they see any unattended fire.
Prescribed 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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