Posts Categorized: Alerts

Prescribed burn to continue at Lower Cotter Catchment

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise that, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions, a prescribed burn will be conducted at Blue Range Road in the Lower Cotter Catchment tomorrow, Thursday 21 June 2018. The 29 hectare burn is being conducted to reduce pine regrowth and to facilitate native regeneration. People… Read more »

International emergency services disaster management exercise

More than seventy emergency service employees from jurisdictions across Australia and New Zealand will join forces for a multi-agency drill-style disaster management exercise today. The exercise will test the ACT’s recently revised Major Structural Collapse Sub-plan. The community should not be alarmed by the exercise, which will involve an increase in emergency service vehicles at… Read more »

Update four – Industrial fire in Beard

Firefighters working overnight at the industrial fire in Beard have brought the fire under control. Smoke has dissipated overnight and air quality tests by the Hazmat Unit have shown to be clear with no contaminants from the fire able to be detected. Air quality testing will continue today. Fire & Rescue NSW and Air Aviation… Read more »

Update four – Industrial fire in Beard

Firefighters working overnight at the industrial fire in Beard have brought the fire under control. Smoke has dissipated overnight and air quality tests by the Hazmat Unit have shown to be clear with no contaminants from the fire able to be detected. Air quality testing will continue today. Fire & Rescue NSW and Air Aviation… Read more »

Update three – Industrial fire in Beard

Firefighters will remain on scene overnight at the scrap metal and tyre yard in Underwood Street in Beard. The fire is contained but not yet under control. There is no threat of the fire spreading to surrounding properties. The smoke is no longer impacting suburbs in Queanbeyan. Roads near Underwood Street are expected to be… Read more »