Controlled burn on Red Hill

Controlled burn

THE ACT Rural Fire Service will tomorrow, Saturday 23 August, 2014, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the Federal Golf Club, Gowrie Drive, Red Hill.

The burn will commence from 10.30am and continue through the day. It is likely the burn will also smoulder into Sunday.

Four fire tankers, two light units, one command vehicle and 22 personnel will conduct the hazard reduction burn of four piles.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burn 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.

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