Upcoming Prescribed Burns
The ACT Parks and Conservation Service conducts a number of prescribed burns throughout the year to prepare for the upcoming fire season.
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Last updated: 18 March 2017
- We have been unable to implement prescribed burns this summer due to the hot, dry, and windy weather that occurred in January and February.
- A number of burns have since been scheduled: Oakey Hill (FB003), Jerrabomberra Wetlands (FB704), Molonglo Coombs (FB737), and Jerrabomberra Grasslands (FB747).
- The exact time frames of implementation will depend on subsequent rain and drying of proposed burn areas.
- Fire Managers are currently planning other prescribed burns for the autumn period but these burns will only be scheduled when suitable conditions are present.
- For detailed information of all burns, please check the interactive map below by clicking on a specific burn area.
- Follow ACT Parks on Twitter and Facebook to learn about Parks activities and upcoming burns (real-time updates provided on Twitter during burns, when operationally feasible).
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Spring 2015, Autumn 2016 (for example)
Prescribed burn likely to be implemented during this period of time.
Prescribed burn is being planned for the next fortnight, if suitable (weather and fuel moisture) conditions exist.
Prescribed burn has commenced. Crews are lighting the burn, flames and smoke may be visible.
Flames and smoke may be visible. Crews will patrol and monitor burn until no smoke is visible for at least 24 hours.
Prescribed burn completed
Prescribed burn has been completed: Patrols have ceased; No smoke or flames have been seen for a minimum of 24 hours.