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

The fire has been downgraded to patrol status. This means ground crews will be patrolling the fire ground to detect and extinguish any smouldering material. Aircraft will also fly over the area.

The fire is restricted to a very small area near the Ashbrooke Creek fire trail. The location of the fire is in close proximity to the Tidbinbilla public ring road, so reserve remains closed in the interests of public safety.

The Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre will remain 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

The fire is contained. A Remote Area Firefighting Team is walking into the remote area of bushland to inspect the area this morning. Aircraft will also be flying over.

The fire is still approximately 1 hectare in size and in extremely steep country.

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