Multiple hazard reduction burns this week

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) ACT Parks will from today undertake multiple hazard reduction burns, weather permitting.

A 23 hectare burn will take place at Black Mountain Nature Reserve from Tuesday 22 March to Wednesday 23 March 2016 with four units and an officer in attendance.

A 230 hectare burn involving piles of pine and log debris, will take place at Kowen Pine Forest from Tuesday 22 March to Thursday 24 March 2016 with three units and an officer in attendance.

Crews will continue to monitor the burn site until smoke has not been visible for 24 hours.

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.

The ACT Emergency Services Agency requests that people do not ring Emergency Triple Zero (000) for these fires but are urged to report any other new fires that they might identify that are unattended by firefighters.