ESA News Alerts

Agricultural burn to continue tomorrow

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will tomorrow, Saturday 28 February, 2015, weather permitting, continue to assist a private landholder with an agricultural burn near Tharwa.

The burn will commence from 12pm to 6pm several kilometres north of Tharwa village on the Murrumbidgee River.

ACTRFS Southern Brigade will attend. This burn is a continuation of a burn that commenced last week.

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.

Agricultural burn to continue tonight

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will tonight, Thursday 26 February, 2015 continue to assist a private landholder with an agricultural burn near Tharwa.

The burn will commence around 4.30pm several kilometres north of Tharwa village on the Murrumbidgee River and continue until approximately 10pm.

ACTRFS Southern Brigade will attend. This burn is a continuation of a burn that commenced last Thursday evening.

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.

Fire extinguished from a computer

Firefighters are currently on scene at The Canberra Museum and Gallery, London Circuit, city investigating a fire in a computer.

Fire was extinguished by the occupants in the three storey building.

Approximately 60 people have been evacuated as a precaution whilst ACT Fire & Rescue carry out ventilation operations.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning cancelled for the ACT

The Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the ACT.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) remind residents to ensure their properties are StormSafe. Advice can be found on the ACTSES section of the ESA website – www.esa.act.gov.au.

Residents who require storm or flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132 500.