ESA Bush/Grass fire – WATCH AND ACT

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service is currently responding to a grass fire burning at Holt.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at WATCH AND ACT.

There are 12 units on scene.

The fire is four hectares in size at this time and is out of control.

The fire is burning at a moderate rate and is heading in a easterly direction towards the golf course.

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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