Update – Bushfires in the ACT

The ACT Emergency Services Agency is monitoring two areas where bushfires where started by lightning in the ACT yesterday:

– Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Bushfire
– Mount Gingera Bushfire – West of Corrin Dam

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Bushfire

Aircraft have today been water bombing the area. Ground crews are walking into the area to dampen down a couple of hot spots identified. There are no visible signs of flames or smoke.

The reserve remains closed in the interests of public safety.

The Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre remains open. To confirm opening arrangements for Sunday, 20 January 2019 please call 13 22 81 or visit www.tidbinbilla.act.gov.au

Mount Gingera Bushfire

Two Remote Area Firefighting Teams remain on site monitoring the area but are expected to finish activities by the evening. Three teams have been released. The fire has not increased in size.

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