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FOLLOWING the southerly wind change, thick smoke has hit the urban areas of Canberra, in particular the southern suburbs.
The ESA says the smoke is coming from the Orroral Valley Fire and it will likely linger until tomorrow (February 4).
The agency says work continues on containing the fire.
People who are sensitive to smoke, especially those with pre-existing heart and lung conditions, should take extra care during these conditions.
Visit ACT Health for information on ways you can reduce the impact of smoke: https://www.health.act.gov.au/public-health-alert/heavy-smoke-and-hot-conditions-act