Fire extinguished in switchboard at Belconnen High School

Firefighters have extinguished a fire from an electrical switchboard at the Belconnen High School, Murranji Street, Hawker.

ACT Fire & Rescue has evacuated approximately 450 staff and students as a precaution.

Crews are currently clearing smoke from the area and conducting ventilation operations before allowing staff and students to return to the area.

Three fire pumpers are on scene along with the Hazardous Materials Unit, the Breathing Apparatus Van and one Commander.

Damage is minimal and there are no injuries.

Two hazard reduction burns today in the ACT

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will today, Thursday 14 August, 2014, weather permitting, conduct two hazard reduction burns in the ACT.

One controlled burn will be undertaken within Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve to remove vegetation debris. This burn will not impact on public access.

The second controlled burn will be undertaken off William Hudson Crescent in Monash.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

For more information on the burns, visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2014/two-controlled-burns-on-thursday-14-august-2014.

Small hazard reduction burn tonight at Corin Forest

The ACT Rural Fire Service Tidbinbilla Brigade will tonight, Wednesday 13 August, 2014, conduct a small hazard reduction burn at Corin Forest, Corin Road.

The burn is expected to commence from 7pm until 11pm.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

Two hazard reduction burns tomorrow in the ACT

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will tomorrow, Thursday 14 August, 2014, weather permitting, conduct two hazard reduction burns in the ACT.

One controlled burn will be undertaken within Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve to remove vegetation debris. This burn will not impact on public access.

The second controlled burn will be undertaken off William Hudson Crescent in Monash.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

For more information on the burns, visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2014/two-controlled-burns-on-thursday-14-august-2014

ADVICE – Grass fire extinguished at Lyons

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service has extinguished a grass fire burning near Heysen and Devonport Streets, Lyons.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service has three units on scene and are dampening down hot spots.

The fire was located near the ACTEW substation in the Canberra Nature Park and approximately 50 metres x 50 metres in size.

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