The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate will today, Tuesday 11 March, 2014, weather permitting, conduct a controlled burn at Wanniassa Hills.
The size of the controlled burn will be approximately 13.8 hectares.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K14.
For more information, go to www.tams.act.gov.au.
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.
Damage is extensive throughout the single-storey town house.
Investigations into the cause are continuing, and ACT Fire & Rescue will soon hand the scene over to the Community Services Directorate.
The woman assessed by intensive care paramedics did not require transport to hospital.
The fire is largely extinguished with crews monitoring hot spots.
No surrounding structures are under threat.
Fire investigators will now inspect the house to find the cause of the fire.
The ACT Ambulance Service is also on scene, and intensive care paramedics are assessing one patient.
Update to follow.
Firefighters are on scene at a house fire in Bural Court at Ngunnawal.
The house was fully engulfed in flames but the fire is now under control.
Three crews are responding with a commander.
ACT Fire & Rescue was notified by numerous Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls.
Update to follow.
A woman has sustained possible head and spinal injuries in a single vehicle accident tonight at Downer.
The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the crash near the intersection of the Barton Highway and Northbourne Avenue just before 7 o’clock.
Crews arrived to find the 39 year old woman trapped in the wreckage. Firefighters used the jaws of life to free her.
Intensive care paramedics stabilised her at the scene and are now transporting her to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.