Burns planned for Pine Island and The Pinnacle tomorrow


Released 17/04/2018

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise that, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions, two prescribed burns will take place at Pine Island and The Pinnacle nature reserve tomorrow, Tuesday 17 April 2018.

An 8.5 hectare burn is planned for a portion of the eastern side of the Pine Island reserve, east of Pine Island Road and west of Bonython and Don Dunstan Drive.

The eastern section of a 17 hectare burn in The Pinnacle nature reserve, bounded by Coulter Drive to the east and Springvale Drive to the north, south of Weetangera is also planned, if wind conditions are suitable.

These burns are being conducted to reduce the fire hazard and provide protection to nearby housing in both Bonython and Weetangera.

See the location map of all the burn sites.

Experienced Parks fire managers will conduct and oversee the burning operations. Every effort is made to conduct the burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke but temporary smoke cover is possible and could 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 smartform to get an all of ACT Parks 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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