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Hazard burn in Jacka

The ACT Rural Fire Service Gungahlin volunteer brigade will be conducting a hazard burn in Jacka this afternoon.

The burn along Roden Cutler Drive will be approximately 4 hectares in size.

Two crews will be in attendance until about 6pm.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

Update – Two car crash in Braddon

The woman has been freed from the vehicle and assessed by intensive care paramedics.

She does not require hospital treatment.

Crews will shortly leave the scene.

Two car crash in Braddon

Firefighters are using specialist hydraulic rescue tools to free a person trapped in a car following a crash in Braddon.

The crash is at the intersection of Northbourne Avenueand Eloura Street.

Two vehicles were involved and one has ended on its side. The person is trapped in that car.

ACT Ambulance Service is in attendance.

Two ACT Fire & Rescue pumpers are on scene with a commander.

Two car crash in Barton

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to a two vehicle crash on the corner of Brisbane Avenue and Macquarie Street in Barton.

The call came through for the incident just after 10:30am.

Crews arrived to find one vehicle on its roof with the occupant assisted out of the wreckage by passers by. He was stabilised on scene by intensive care paramedics before being transported with minor injuries to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

The occupant of the the other vehicle was not injured.

Update – Fire in Gowrie

ACT Fire & Rescue initially responded with three fire pumpers.

The first crew arrived to find a small cooking fire in the kitchen of the property and quickly extinguished it.

Firefighters are now ventilating smoke from the property.

There has only been minor damage caused to the kitchen.

The ACT Ambulance Service is also on scene assessing a woman for minor smoke inhalation.