ACT Rural Fire Service and the ACT Parks and Conservation Service is working to extinguish a bushfire burning at Murrays Hill, Pierces Creek.
The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.
There are 27 units on scene.
The fire is approximately 27 hectares in size and is out of control. There is currently no threat to property.
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 tree tops.
Well prepared and actively defended houses can offer safety during a fire.
Embers may be blown ahead of the fire.
Spot fires may occur up to 2 km ahead of the fire.
Your home will only offer safety if it and you are well prepared and you can actively defend it during a fire.
Leaving is the safest option for your survival. 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