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Update – Bushfires in the ACT

The ACT Emergency Services Agency advises that the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Bushfire and the Mount Gingera Bushfire have been completely extinguished.

ACTRFS deployment to Tasmania

tasdeploy1ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) has deployed seven firefighters to assist the Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) with major bushfires across the state.

As part of a the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS) contingent ACTRFS firefighters and an Emergency Services Agency (ESA) mapping volunteer will continue operations until Friday 25 January before returning home on Saturday 26 January.

The ESA will continue to support TFS further into next week with a second deployment of crews if requested.

Both deployments will not impact on the level of fire protection to Canberra and the surrounding regions.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve OPEN Sunday 20th January

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Bushfire

Following a day of fire fighting activities encompassing aerial water bombing and ground crews mopping up hot spots
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve has been re-opened. The incident site will be monitored throughout Sunday.

Mount Gingera Bushfire – West of Corrin Dam

The fire incident site has been mopped up and will be monitored throughout Sunday.

Update – Bushfires in the ACT

The ACT Emergency Services Agency is monitoring two areas where bushfires where started by lightning in the ACT yesterday:

– Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Bushfire
– Mount Gingera Bushfire – West of Corrin Dam

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Bushfire

Aircraft have today been water bombing the area. Ground crews are walking into the area to dampen down a couple of hot spots identified. There are no visible signs of flames or smoke.

The reserve remains closed in the interests of public safety.

The Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre remains open. To confirm opening arrangements for Sunday, 20 January 2019 please call 13 22 81 or visit www.tidbinbilla.act.gov.au

Mount Gingera Bushfire

Two Remote Area Firefighting Teams remain on site monitoring the area but are expected to finish activities by the evening. Three teams have been released. The fire has not increased in size.

Update – Bushfires in the ACT

The ACT Emergency Services Agency is monitoring two areas where bushfires where started by lightning in the ACT yesterday:

– Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Bushfire
– Mount Gingera Bushfire – West of Corrin Dam

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Bushfire

The fire has been downgraded to patrol status. This means ground crews will be patrolling the fire ground to detect and extinguish any smouldering material. Aircraft will also fly over the area.

The fire is restricted to a very small area near the Ashbrooke Creek fire trail. The location of the fire is in close proximity to the Tidbinbilla public ring road, so reserve remains closed in the interests of public safety.

The Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre will remain open. To confirm opening arrangements for Sunday, 20 January 2019 please call 13 22 81 or visit www.tidbinbilla.act.gov.au

Mount Gingera Bushfire

The fire is contained. A Remote Area Firefighting Team is walking into the remote area of bushland to inspect the area this morning. Aircraft will also be flying over.

The fire is still approximately 1 hectare in size and in extremely steep country.