ACT Gov't Begins Prescribed Burns in Bruce, Cotter Hill, Molonglo Valley

Three prescribed burns will continue at Bruce Ridge Nature Reserve, Cotter Hill and the Kama Section of the Molonglo River Reserve from Sunday 21 April 2024, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions.

The prescribed hazard reduction burns at Bruce and Cotter Hill are being conducted to reduce the fire hazard in the area.

The prescribed ecological burn in Molonglo Valley will help improve the condition of native Box-Gum woodlands, reduce exotic plants and strengthen the habitat for native species.

See the location map of the burn sites.

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.

The crews will be on the ground monitoring and patrolling the prescribed burns to its conclusion.

Some minor smoke and glowing embers may be seen at these sites, 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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