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Update – ADVICE – Grass fire at Kowen Pine Forest

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a grass fire burning at Kowen Pine Forest.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service now has 10 crews on site. Two dozers are being used to construct containment lines.

The fire is located north of the Kings Highway.

The fire is approximately 3 hectares in size and is being controlled.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is HIGH.

Fires burning in HIGH conditions can be controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT.

ADVICE – Grass fire at Kowen Pine Forest

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a grass fire burning at Kowen Pine Forest.

Following a hazard burn in the area, the fire jumped containment lines due to unexpected high winds.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has 5 units on scene.

The fire is located north of the Kings Highway.

The fire is approximately 2 hectares in size and is being controlled.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is HIGH.

Fires burning in HIGH conditions can be controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT.

Woman suffers burns in McKellar fire

A woman has sustained minor injuries after a small fire inside a home at McKellar.

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the incident in Fred Jones Crescent at 5 o’clock.

Firefighters arrived a short time later and entered the home to find a set of curtains alight which they quickly extinguished.

Intensive care paramedics treated the female occupant on scene for minor burns to her legs and arms sustained while she was trying to put the fire out.

She’ll be transported to Calvary Hospital in a stable condition for further medical attention.

Only minimal damage was caused by the fire. The cause was accidental.

Cyclist collides with car at Ainslie

A young cyclist has been injured this morning in n accident involving a car at Ainslie.

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT fire & Rescue were alerted to the incident on Lister Crescent just before 9 o’clock.

The nine year old boy has been stablised on scene by intensive care paramedics with suspected head and leg injuries.

He will now be transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.