Update three – ADVICE – Fire on Cooleman Ridge

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a grass fire burning at southern end of Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

There are 15 units on scene and a water bombing helicopter. Two Community Fire Units in the area are also activated.

The fire is located approximately 600 metres from Allchin Circuit Kambah.

The fire is approximately 500 metres x 150 metres in size and is being bought under control.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is HIGH.

Fires burning in HIGH conditions can be controlled.

Well prepared and actively defended houses can offer safety during a fire.

Embers may be blown ahead of the fire.

Spot fires can occur close to the main fire.

For your survival leaving is the best option. You should relocate to the location identified in your Bushfire Survival Plan.

The ESA advises you to monitor the situation for any changes through local ACT media outlets, the ESA website www.esa.act.gov.au, ESA Twitter account @ACT_ESA, ESA Facebook account @ACT Emergency Services Agency, the national version of the Fires Near Me mobile device App or by calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

This advice should be read in conjunction with current weather conditions. Current weather observations can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/act/observations/canberra.shtml

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