Total Fire Ban remains in place for the ACT today

A TOTAL FIRE BAN continues in the ACT today with a forecast fire danger rating of VERY HIGH.

The ACT Rural Fire Service sent a taskforce made up of two fire tankers and a commander over the border early this morning to assist NSWRFS with extinguishing the fire burning at Bungendore.

This replaced two deployments sent to the same fire yesterday.

An additional two ACT taskforces will also be sent to Bungendore at 7 o’clock this morning followed with another at 10 o’clock.

Two ACT Fire & Rescue urban fire pumpers remain based at Queanbeyan Fire Station to cover the city while the local Fire Rescue NSW units work on the Bungendore fire.

In the ACT, two ACT Rural Fire Service light units have monitored and patrolled the blacked out Mount Ginini fireground in Namadgi National Park overnight.

A helicopter reconnaisence flight will be conducted later this morning over Sentry Box and Rendezvous Creek in Namadgi National Park to ensure no further signs of fire exist.

Overt 50 horses and their owners have remained at Exhibition Park at Mitchell overnight after relocated there yesterday because of the EXTREME fire danger in the ACT. Horse owners are no longer required to activate their Bushfire Survival Plans and do not need to relocate their animals with the fire danger rating reduced to VERY HIGH in the Territory today.

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