Posts Categorized: Alerts

Vale Val Jeffery

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ACTESA) A/g Commissioner Mark Brown today paid tribute to prominent Tharwa resident Val Jeffery AFSM who passed away yesterday aged 82. “Mr Jeffery was a passionate advocate for bushfire protection in the ACT having served the community in various capacities for over six decades including as a long time members… Read more »

ACT strike team heading to Victoria

A strike team of ACT firefighters is heading to Victoria tonight to assist with extinguishing a major recyling fire in Melbourne. It follows a formal request from the Victorian Emergency Services Commissioner earlier today. The ACT Fire & Rescue Strike Team is made up of one commander, two station officers and five firefighters along with… Read more »

House fire in Lyons

Firefighters have extinguished a fire at a two-storey unit complex on Strathgordon Court in Lyons. Two vehicles parked underneath a car port were damaged as well as the exterior of the building and one room on the first floor. Firefighters contained the fire to the room but there is smoke damage throughout the remaining rooms…. Read more »

Update five – Structure fire at Hume

The fire has been knocked down. Firefighters are now moving through the building to extinguish any hot spots. The cause of the fire will be investigated. The damage bill is unknown. ACT Policing is on scene managing local traffic and road closures. Alderson Place in Hume is closed until further notice. Also there is currently… Read more »

Update four – Structure fire at Hume

Fire crews continue to make progress knocking down the fire. Firefighters have now entered the building and commenced offensive firefighting. The surrounding buildings including self storage facilities and a local electricity sub station are at no threat from the fire. Firefighters expect to remain on scene for several hours. Monitoring of the smoke is showing… Read more »