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Update – Fire near ACT / NSW border at Sutton

The fire is currently burning in an easterly direction away from the ACT.

A change in wind direction is forecast to occur early tonight.

This is likely to result in smoke being blown back over the northern suburbs and surrounds.

There is still no threat to the ACT from the fire.

The ESA continues to work with NSWRFS and is monitoring the situation closely.

The ESA advises the community to go to the NSWRFS website for updates on the fire at Sutton.

If there is any threat to the ACT from this fire or any other fire that may start appropriate alerts and or warnings will be issued immediately.

Fire near ACT / NSW border at Sutton

The NSW Rural Fire Service is currently working to extinguish a fast moving bush and grass fire at Sutton.

Multiple units from ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service are on scene assisting with firefighting operations including water bombing aircraft.

There is no threat to the ACT from the fire at this time. The ESA will continue to work with NSWRFS and monitor the situation closely.

The fire is generating a large amount of smoke which is covering northern parts of the ACT.

Some reports on social media indicate there are fire burning in Gungahlin suburbs. This is not the case.

The ESA advises the community to go to the NSWRFS website for updates on the fire at Sutton.

If there is any threat to the ACT from this fire or any other fire that may start appropriate alerts and or warnings will be issued immediately.

Grass fire extinguished in Latham

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have extinguished a grass fire in Latham.

Crews were alerted to the incident in Neville place at 12:57pm and arrived to find a 100m x 50m grass fire which was quickly extinguished.

Firefighters will remain on the scene to ensure no flare-ups occur.

No injuries or damage to property have been reported.

Total Fire Ban declared in the ACT with a VERY HIGH fire danger rating forecast

ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 from:

12:00am Wednesday 18 January, 2017 to 11:59pm Wednesday 18 January, 2017.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a hot day with a predicted temperature of 36 degrees.

The Forecast Fire Danger Rating (FDR) for tomorrow is predicted to be VERY HIGH.

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Grass fire extinguished in Holt

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have extinguished a grass fire in Holt.

The fire was approximately 20m x 20m in size.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Powell Street at 2:16pm.

Quick work from fire fighters ensured that no properties were damaged and the blaze was very quickly brought under control.