More big controlled burns in the mountains

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THE Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) ACT Parks and ACT Rural Fire Service will continue to undertake hazard reduction burns, weather permitting this weekend.

A 2.3 hectare burn to will take place in Gordon, on the corner of Drake ford and Woodcock Drive, weather permitting, from 10am tomorrow.

A 2327 hectare burn is continuing at Honeysuckle, south of Honeysuckle Creek and Apollo Road, west of Orroral Road.

A 3853 hectare burn is continuing at Brandy Flats in the Booth Range, South Namadgi National Park off the Bobeyan Road.

Crews are continuing to monitor and patrol the burn at Gibraltar Peak in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, southeast of Tidbinbilla Reserve Road, east and north of Gibraltar Fire Trail and west of Mushroom Rock Fire Trail.

Crews are continuing to monitor and patrol the burn taking place on Bendora Road in the Cotter River District and at Bendora Dam near the Rangers residence at the dam wall.

Crews will continue to monitor the burn sites 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.

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