ESA Commissioner urges caution tomorrow

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) has called on the Canberra community to take extra care tomorrow with elevated fire danger and wind damage conditions on the horizon.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a top temperature of 36 degrees in the ACT tomorrow and strong winds gusting at high speeds during the day.

“The fire danger rating is forecast to be very high for the day, ” ESA Commissioner Dominic Lane said.

“While conditions don’t warrant the declaration of a total fire ban in the Territory due to the recent wet weather, the forecast still points to the need for the community to take extra care and be vigilant,” he said.

“A fire can still start and trees could come down in these type of conditions so I urge people to be aware of their surroundings.

“Make sure you know where you will get information from if a fire starts and monitor the situation for any changes. You can do this through local ACT media outlets, the ESA website esa.act.gov.au ,the ESA Twitter and Facebook accounts or by calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

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