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Hazard reduction burn in Tharwa today

The ACT Rural Fire Service will undertake a hazard reduction burn today, Saturday, 18 March 2017, in Tharwa.

The burn will begin at 11:30am on the corner of Smiths Road and Naas Road near the Namadji National Park Visitor Centre.

The 34-hecatre burn will target African lovegrass. Up to ten units will be on site throughout the burn.

Temporary smoke cover may occur in the areas around the burn location. 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.

Update three – House fire in Ngunnawal

Firefighters have extinguished the fire.

Damage to the back of the house and roof was significant. There was also smoke damage throughout every room inside.

Investigations into the cause are underway.

ACT Fire & Rescue will remain on scene for some time.

Update two – House fire in Ngunnawal

Firefighters are continuing to extinguish a fire at a Minnta Place home in Ngunnawal, checking for extension into the roof.

No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries have been reported.

There is no threat to surrounding properties.

Update to come.

Update – House fire in Ngunnawal

Firefighters are working to extinguish the fire which has fully involved the three bedroom house.

ACT Fire & Rescue has three trucks, the breathing apparatus van, Hazardous Materials Unit and a commander on scene.

Update to come.

House fire in Ngunnawal

ACT Fire & Rescue is responding to reports of a house fire on Minnta Place in Ngunnawal.

Several Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls were made from 4.42pm.

Update to follow.