News Alerts

House Fire – Banks

At 5:09pm the Communication Centre received a E000 phone call to a house fire in Peron Place, Banks.

ACT Fire and Rescue fire fighters arrived to find a fire in the rear yard that had engulfed a tree overhanging the house.

The fire was quickly controlled with the support of quick thinking neighbours.

Fire fighters then spent some time checking the home for any sign of fire activity.

ACT Fire and Rescue would like to remind the community that in these hot and dry conditions fires can start easily, please be vigilant at home and out and about.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire and crews have now departed the scene.

Road crash – Isabella Plains

Drakeford Drive has been closed south-bound at the Isabella Drive intersection.

At approximately 10:40am, ACT Fire & Rescue responded to a multiple-vehicle crash at the intersection of Isabella Drive and Drakeford Drive.

Firefighters made the scene safe, attended patients and managed traffic until ACT Ambulance Service arrived.

Paramedics assessed and treated three patients on scene. One patient is being transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

The community is advised to avoid the area if possible.

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.