ADVICE – Grass fire at Beard

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service are working to extinguish a Grass fire fire burning at Beard.

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

There are 18 units on scene and two helicopters being used.

The fire is located on Nimrod and Oaks Estate Roads.

The fire is 300m in size at this time and is under control.

The fire is burning at a moderate rate and is heading in a South easterly direction towards Oaks Estate. There are no properties under threat at this time.

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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