News Alerts

EMERGENCY ALERT test today

A test of the EMERGENCY ALERT system will be undertaken today, Friday, 24 November 2017 from 12 pm.

Selected areas within the suburbs of Duffy and Wright should receive the EMERGENCY ALERT test.

Landline and mobile telephones within the selected test area should receive either a voice or text message which will state it is a test message only.

People who receive the EMERGENCY ALERT test message are not required to undertake any actions.

For more information please visit www.esa.act.gov.au

Gas leak in Harman

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at a construction site gas leak on Waller Road, Harman.

A 150 meter exclusion zone is currently in place.

Two fire pumpers and two fire crews are providing fire protection and atmospheric monitoring to adjoining structures.

The gas leak has been isolated.

The public is advised to avoid the area.

Kitchen fire in Braddon

ACT Fire & Rescue have extinguished a fire in an apartment in Elimatta Street, Braddon.

Multiple crews responded and quickly extinguished the fire.

ACT Ambulance Service Intensive Care Paramedics are currently on scene treating an elderly male for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters believe the blaze started in the kitchen and would like to remind the community to “Don’t stop looking while you’re cooking.”

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at 5.17 pm

EMERGENCY ALERT test tomorrow

A test of the EMERGENCY ALERT system will be undertaken tomorrow, Friday 24 November 2017, from 12.00pm (midday).

ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) Commissioner Dominic Lane said the test will target selected areas of the Duffy and Wright suburbs.

“Landline and mobile telephones within the selected test area will receive either a voice or text message which will state it is a test message only”, Commissioner Lane said.

People who receive the EMERGENCY ALERT test message are not required to undertake any actions.2017-005_ESA_Media_Release_-_Emergency_Alert_Test

Single-vehicle crash in the City

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Ambulance Service have responded to a single-vehicle crash on Commonwealth Avenue in the City.

One person was treated for minor injuries on scene by paramedics.

Crews were alerted to the incident at 10.35am and arrived to find a car had collided with the guard rail on the London Circuit on-ramp.