News Alerts

Power lines damaged at Torrens

Firefighters are currently on scene at Torrens assessing power lines that have landed on a pool fence in a backyard of a residence.

The power line is not in the swimming pool and ACT Fire & Rescue is ensuring the area is safe before ACTEW/AGL technicians arrive to repair.

On further investigation, firefighters have discovered that a tree has damaged power lines and a pole affecting the residents on Beasley and Parsons Streets. Residents have been advised to stay inside until the power has been isolated.

Tree down in Wheeler Crescent

ACT Fire & Rescue and Territory and Municipal Services officers are working to remove tree that’ is down across Wheeler Crescent in Wanniassa.

Entry to the street is blocked.

Crews will be on scene for some time.

Update – Roof ripped off Canberra Avenue building

ACT Fire & Rescue has conducted aerial and internal observation of the partial roof collapse.

Approximately 15 metres x 20 metres has collapsed into the building.

A large part of the building has been cordoned off and WorkSafe ACT are now on site to make assessments of the building.

Some businesses within the multi occupancy building have been permitted to access the safe areas of the building.

ACT Fire & Rescue will depart the scene shortly.

Roof ripped off Canberra Avenue building

Firefighters are using the Bronto Aerial Unit to assess damage to a building which has lost part of its roof.

An Emergency Triple Zero call was made at 6:41am.

ACT Fire & Rescue units are also working to remove part of the roof which landed on Canberra Avenue.

WorkSafe ACT has also been called to the incident.

Crews will remain on scene for some time.