News Alerts

Car Fire – Barton Highway – lane closed

A Car fire on the Barton Highway has been extinguished.

All fire services have now departed the scene of a car fire on the Barton Highway approximately 3km North West of the NSW/ACT Boarder.

One lane of the Barton Highway is currently closed and significant delays are expected.

The scene is being managed by NSW Police.

Car Fire – Barton Highway – closed both directions

ACT Fire and Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service, NSW Rural Fire Service, ACT Police and NSW Police are currently managing a car fire on the Barton Highway approximately 3km North West of the NSW/ACT Boarder.

The Barton Highway is currently closed in both directions.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and long delays are expected.

A further update to follow.

Bush/Grass Fire – FRASER

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service have fully extinguished a grass fire in the reserve adjoining Tillyard Drive in the Suburb Fraser.

Units from both Services will remain on scene for some further time to ensure a complete blackout of the fire has occurred.

Bush/Grass fire – ADVICE

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service is currently responding to a grass fire burning at Tillyard Drive in the Suburb Fraser.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE. There is no current threat to residents or structures.

Multiple units are on scene from both ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service.

The fire is approximately 50m x 50m in size and is under control.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is LOW-MODERATE.

Fires burning in LOW-MODERATE conditions can be easily controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT.

Evacuation at ANU preschool

85 children, parents and carers have evacuated from the ANU Preschool and Child Care Centre.

At approximately 1:45pm, ACT Fire & Rescue arrived on scene to find a small amount of smoke coming from an aquarium. All occupants are safe and accounted for.

Crews have removed a small amount of smoldering tanbark from the area and the building is now in the process of being reoccupied.