ESA bushfire – ADVICE

The ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are working to extinguish a bushfire burning close to Florey Drive and Ginninderra Drive.

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

There are five units on scene.

The fire is located near the Charnwood Playing Fields.

The fire is approximately 50m x 50m in size and is being controlled.

The fire is burning at a slow rate and is heading in an easterly direction.

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

Fires burning in VERY HIGH conditions can be difficult to control – flames may burn into the treetops.

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

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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