Released 07/03/2018

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the community of the latest planned prescribed burns.

The prescribed burning program is being conducted to reduce fire fuel loads, to protect our community and to improve ecosystem health.

Wednesday 7 March 2018

  • An 8 hectare ecological burn is currently underway at the Jerrabomberra wetlands. Crews will monitor the site tomorrow.

Thursday 8 March 2018

  • A 114 hectare fire hazard reduction burn is scheduled to commence at Blue Range in the Lower Cotter Catchment, off Blue Range Road and One Stick Road.
  • A 319 hectare fire hazard reduction burn is scheduled to commence at Piccadilly in Namadgi National Park, north of Brindabella road, east of Two Sticks Road; south-east of Condor Creek.

Friday 9 March 2018

  • An 8 hectare ecological burn is scheduled to commence at Jerrabomberra Grasslands east, adjacent to Lanyon Drive, Hume.
  • A 12 hectare fire hazard reduction burn is scheduled to commence at Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve, off Kathner Street and Darrell Place, Chapman.

If conditions are suitable other rural burns could take place over the weekend and early next week.

For regular updates, including a map of all burn site locations, visit the Upcoming Prescribed Burns Page.

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.

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

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