News Alerts

Update – House Fire, Conder

Firefighters have knocked down the fire, with crews now checking for hot spots.

It is expected that firefighters will remain on scene for some time.

The occupants self-evacuated from the premises. The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Police are on scene.

Members of the public are advised to avoid the area at this time.

House Fire – Conder

Just before 7:20pm ACT Fire & Rescue were notified of a house fire in Dobell Circuit, Conder.

3 Pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus support and 2 Commanders are on scene.

Firefighters are currently working to contain an active fire in the roof space.

Prescribed burns – Springbank and Spinnaker Islands, Lake Burley Griffin

ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) volunteers will conduct prescribed burns on behalf of the National Capital Authority today, 19 May 2019 from 10am until 5pm. The burns will take place on Springbank and Spinnaker Islands, Lake Burley Griffin.

ACTRFS will be supported by the ACT State Emergency Service including the use of boats to transport firefighters to and frmo the islands.

Please only call Emergency Triple Zero (000) if you see an unattended fire, not just because you can see or smell smoke.

Information and health advice for dealing with outdoor soke can be found by visiting the ACT Health website.

Smoke across Canberra from hazard reduction burns

Smoke across Canberra is from a hazard reduction burn underway at Black Mountain to protect Telstra Tower Canberra.

A large burn is also continuing in southern Namadgi National Park.

It is normal for stumps and heavy logs to continue to smoulder. Crews will continue to monitor and patrol the burn in the comings until no smoke is visible.

Every effort is made to conduct the burns 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.

For information on all active burns in the ACT please check the ESA Incidents Map.

Update – House Fire, Gordon

Firefighters have extinguished a fire that started in the garage and spread throughout a two storey town house on Jim Pike Avenue, Gordon.

The property has sustained extensive damage.

Firefighters will remain on scene as they work to ensure the area is safe.

The community is asked to avoid Jim Pike Avenue where possible as temporary road closures are in place.