Controlled burn continues in Weston Creek

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) are continuing with a controlled burn at Weston Creek today, on behalf of the National Capital Authority.

The burn commenced last night between Lady Denman Drive and Lake Burley Griffin, east of the National Zoo and Aquarium.

The fire will continue to burn through the day with ACTRFS tanker crews extinguishing any remaining burning materials tonight.

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.