Posts Categorized: Alerts

Update – Strong odour detected in Fyshwick

The source of the smell has been confirmed as chlorine granules. Air monitoring was conducted before people evacuated from nearby buildings were permitted back inside. ACT Fire & Rescue has left the scene.

Strong odour detected in Fyshwick

A handful of buildings have been evacuated in Fyshwick as a safety precaution only following reports of a strong smell in the air. ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the building in Wollongong Street at 1:24pm. Firefighters arrived to find the odour emanating from a building being used for storage. Specialists from the ACT… Read more »

Prescribed burning continues in the ACT

The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development, weather permitting, will continue prescribed burning activities tomorrow and Friday at various locations in Canberra. An 11.57 hectare burn at Aranda Bushland Nature Reserve, which commenced today, will continue tomorrow. Two additional burns will also commence tomorrow to enhance grassland areas by removing thatch grass. These include: – a… Read more »

Update – City office building evacuated

Firefighters have found the source of the smoke. It was produced by an electrical fault. The HAZMAT unit is on scene conducting atmospheric monitoring. Occupants will be allowed back into the building shortly.

City office building evacuated

An office building in Civic has been evacuated following reports of smoke in the building. ACT Fire & Rescue has three fire trucks and command on scene in Moore Street. Firefighters are currently inside the building searching for any signs of smoke and fire.