Jerrabomberra Wetlands burn today

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate today is conducting a hazard reduction burn at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands.

The burn will cover a five hectare area at West Jerrabomberra Nature Reserve.

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.

Bush walker injured on Mount Ainslie

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are currently retrieving a bushwalker who has had a fall on Mount Ainslie.

The bushwalker has been stabilised on scene by intensive care paramedics with a suspected broken leg and is currently being carried about 100 metres down the mountain with the help of firefighters.

They’ll be transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Burn at Duffy today

A private landholder is conducting a hazard reduction burn at Duffy today.

Several vegetation piles will be burned at the Canberra Equestrian Centre on the corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Eucumbene Drive throughout the day.

Smoke is expected to be visible in the surrounding 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 – Wet weather leads to calls for help

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 35 calls for help since 9am yesterday as a result of the wet weather.

ACTSES units and ACT FIre & Rescue responded to the jobs across the city. The call outs were for water leaks and fallen trees and tree branches. No significant damage was reported.

Update four – Fire in Fyshwick

The fire has been extinguished.

ACT Fire & Rescue will maintain one fire pumper on scene overnight with the ACT State Emergency Service providing a lighting tower.

An investigation into the cause will commence tomorrow.

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