Update – Woman suffers burns in McKellar fire

The woman has been taken to the Canberra Hospital, not Calvary as previously reported.

Woman suffers burns in McKellar fire

A woman has sustained minor injuries after a small fire inside a home at McKellar.

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the incident in Fred Jones Crescent at 5 o’clock.

Firefighters arrived a short time later and entered the home to find a set of curtains alight which they quickly extinguished.

Intensive care paramedics treated the female occupant on scene for minor burns to her legs and arms sustained while she was trying to put the fire out.

She’ll be transported to Calvary Hospital in a stable condition for further medical attention.

Only minimal damage was caused by the fire. The cause was accidental.

Cyclist collides with car at Ainslie

A young cyclist has been injured this morning in n accident involving a car at Ainslie.

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT fire & Rescue were alerted to the incident on Lister Crescent just before 9 o’clock.

The nine year old boy has been stablised on scene by intensive care paramedics with suspected head and leg injuries.

He will now be transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Burn today at Kowen Forest

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate today is conducting a hazard reduction burn at Kowen Forest.

The burn will consist of multiple piles over a 34 hectare area.

Temporary smoke cover may occur for several days. 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.

Jerrabomberra Wetlands burn today

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate today is conducting a hazard reduction burn at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands.

The burn will cover a five hectare area at West Jerrabomberra Nature Reserve.

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.

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