Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise the public that (weather permitting) a controlled burn will be conducted tomorrow, Tuesday 18 September 2012, within Kowen Forest, off Sutton Road in Kowen.
The burn is approximately one hectare in size.
Like in all controlled burns, safety will be of paramount importance. Experienced fire managers, supported by trained fire-fighters, will conduct the burning operations.
Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.
The Health Directorate advises that 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.
Before burns are undertaken the Emergency Services Agency, the Australian Federal Police, Air Traffic Control, Roads ACT and the Bureau of Meteorology are advised.
For more information, please call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.
WHAT: Hazard reduction burn
WHERE: Kowen Forest, off Sutton Road, Kowen
(Handy Map reference N12 and UBD Map reference 72 E4)
WHEN: Tuesday 18 September 2012
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