ESA News Alerts

Truck fire closes Kings Highway

ACT Fire & Rescue has help extinguish a fire on a truck carrying hay at Kowen.

One fire pumper and a compressed air foam system unit are on scene along with five units from the NSW Rural Fire Service.

The truck and hay have been destroyed.

The Kings Highway is currently closed in both directions.

ADVICE – Grass fire near Macgregor Primary School

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service is currently responding to a grass fire burning at Hirschfeld Crescent.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

The ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service has four units responding to the scene.

The fire is located near the Macgregor Primary School.

Update to follow.

Test message to be shown on ESA Incidents Map

The ACT Emergency Services Agency will this afternoon conduct a test of its messaging system and will create a test only notification of a grass/bush fire at the ESA Headquarters at Fairbairn.

This message will appear on the ESA Incidents map on the ESA website at approximately 3.30pm today and will read TEST ONLY and no action required.

Fire destroys home aquarium

Firefighters have extinguished a small fire in an aquarium at a home on Macquoid Place, Kambah.

The aquarium was home to a pet python snake, approximately 60 cm in length that escaped from the tank during the fire.

The home sustained some damage to a near-by wall and the tank has been destroyed.

ACT Fire & Rescue is currently ventilating the home from smoke and estimate the damage to the home at $10,000.