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
- Asthma and bushfire smoke brochure - Asthma Australia
Last updated: 13 March 2019
- Due to extremely dry soil and fuel moisture conditions, all implementation of woodland and forest burns will be delayed until significant rain is received. Implementation of these burns would not allow us to achieve our objectives of protecting ecological and cultural values.
- A number of ecological grassland burns may be implemented over the coming weeks. These burns require a high level of consumption as the primary objective is to remove weeds, thus the dry conditions are preferred.
- These burns will be implemented once suitable weather conditions exist. Stay tuned for updates.
- 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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| 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.