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Hazard reduction burn at Yarralumla

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn, weather permitting, tomorrow at Yarralumla on behalf of the National Capital Authority.

The burn in Stirling Park will commenced at around 9:00am.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce vegetation litter and fuel levels.

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.

The ACTRFS will have several crews on scene throughout the day until the burn is completed and the site declared safe.

Update two – Pizza oven fire extinguished in the city

The restaurant has sustained minor water and smoke damage.

ACT Fire & Rescue has handed the premises back over to the owners.

The people evacuated from the immediate area have been allowed back inside.

Update – Pizza oven fire extinguished in the city

1494554599081-221244531Fire crews have checked the roof space and confirmed there is no fire present.

An ACT Ambulance Service crew is on scene as a precaution.

Intensive care paramedics assessed one woman for minor smoke inhalation but she did not require transport to hospital.

Pizza oven fire extinguished in the city

Approximately 30 people have been evacuated from premises in the Melbourne Building following a restaurant pizza oven fire.

The fire was quickly extinguished by the owners of the restaurant on London Circuit, but several nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution due to the smoke in the area.

ACT Fire & Rescue is currently in attendance with three fire pumpers, breathing apparatus support, the Bronto aerial firefighting appliance and a commander vehicle.

Crews will conduct atmospheric monitoring and ensure no residual fire exists before allowing the occupants to return.