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Private landholder burn tonight

A private landholder is conducting a pile burn tonight in Holt.

The burn will commence at 6:30pm on Stockdill Drive and involve an area approximately 2 metres x 6 metres.

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.

Update – Smell of gas

ACT Fire & Rescue crews have left an apartment complex in Kingston, after a smell of gas was detected.

There were workers on scene earlier this morning working on the sewerage system and a leaking gas cylinder was later found.

The gas readings were at low levels and the area has been declared safe.

Smell of gas

ACT Fire & Rescue crews are in Kingston investigating the smell of gas in the basement of the Aurora Apartments on Eastlake Parade.

Around 8.25am crews were called to the complex.

The gas is not at a dangerous level but firefighters are investigating the source.

No one has been evacuated.

There are two pumpers, the hazmat unit, a breathing apparatus and one Commander on scene.

Part of Eastlake Parade is closed.

Update to follow.

Update – Canberrans seek wet weather help

Around 7.45 this morning ACT Fire & Rescue was called to Hobart Avenue in Forrest after a tree fell on a car.

One man was in the car. He driving at the time the tree fell across the windshield and bonnet.

He received minor injuries, was assessed by ACT Paramedics and did not need to be transported to hospital.

Meanwhile, the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 16 calls for help since yesterday afternoon as a result of the wet weather.

All have been for leaking roofs with only minor damage reported.

For emergency storm and flood assistance call the ACTSES on 132 500.

Canberrans seek wet weather help

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 11 calls for help today as a result of the wet weather.

Two ACTSES volunteer units have responded to the jobs along with ACT Fire & Rescue crews.

All have been for leaking roofs with only minor damage reported.

For emergency storm and flood assistance call the ACTSES on 132 500.