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Hazard reduction burn in the Lady Denman Grasslands Area

Hazard reduction burn in the Lady Denman Grasslands Area

Media Alert
13 November 2017

Hazard reduction burn in the Lady Denman Grasslands Area

The National Capital Authority (NCA) wishes to advise that it plans to conduct a controlled burn of a small area of woodland adjacent to Lady Denman Drive and cycle path underpass, Yarralumla.

Experienced fire fighters from the ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct the burning operation to reduce the fuel load and the number of exotic weed species in the area, which will also promote native grass growth.

The timing of the control burn will be determined by the weather forecast and the availability of fire crews and will be published on the NCA’s website www.nca.gov.au.

The burning operation is planned for Tuesday 14 November from 1 pm, however, should the weather conditions not be ideal, Wednesday 15 or Thursday 16 November 2017 have been proposed as an alternative day.

This burn is to reduce fuel loads, promote native grass growth and reduce exotic weed species in this area. The controlled burn will cause some smoke in the area.  Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of smoke.

ACT Health advises that people with asthma and other chronic respiratory 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.

There will be short delays expected on the cycle path through this area and the surrounding roads may be temporarily affected by smoke for short periods of time.

 

WHAT:     Hazard reduction burn of native woodland

WHERE:   Small area of woodland adjacent to Lady Denman Drive and cycle path underpass, Yarralumla

WHEN:     Tuesday 14 November 2017 from 1 pm (depending on weather conditions)

 

 

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