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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Outdoor smoke - health impacts
ACT Parks and Conservation Service works closely with ACT Health and the Asthma Foundation. Find out more on how to stay safe and well if there is bushfire smoke in your area:
- ACT Health provides information about the health impacts of outdoor smoke
- Outdoor Smoke – Health Impacts factsheet - ACT Health
- Asthma Australia provides key tips to help minimise the effects of bushfire smoke
Last updated: Friday 24 May 2019
- South Brandy (FB679), Black Mountain (FB449) and The Kowen Pile burns (FB757) have been completed during the last week and are in patrol status.
- Internal smoke will be visible in the burn areas.
- Crews will monitor the burns over the weekend.
A number of burns are currently in prescription and will be monitored for implementation over the next fortnight:
- FB092 Pipeline, FB614 Gungahlin Hill, FB761 Ghubar Dhura, FB768 Pinnacle, FB779 Cottermouth.
- See map for details of each prescribed burn; stay tuned for updates.
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| Proposed |
Spring 2017, Autumn 2018 (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.
|Scheduled||Prescribed burn is scheduled to commence tomorrow, if suitable 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 has been completed: Patrols have ceased; No smoke or flames have been seen for a minimum of 24 hours.