Prescribed Hazard Reduction Burn In Chapman

A prescribed hazard reduction burn will be conducted in Chapman today, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions.

The prescribed hazard reduction burn in Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve in Chapman is being conducted to reduce the risk of fire in the area.

See the location map of the burn site.

Experienced ACT Parks and Conservation Service fire managers will conduct and oversee the burning operations. Every effort is made to conduct burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke, but temporary smoke cover is possible and may be visible across parts of Canberra.

A buffer zone will be created around the perimeter of the prescribed burn to manage it to its conclusion.

Some minor smoke and glowing embers may be seen at this site, which is normal for these types of operations. The public are asked not to call emergency triple-zero unless they see any unattended fire.

Prescribed burns are an important part of the ACT’s annual Bushfire Operations Plan to enhance ecological quality, reduce the risk of bushfires and help keep Canberrans safe.

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