Firefighters have now contained a large rubbish pile fire burning at Pialligo.
The fire is approximately 100 metres x 50 metres in size. The burning pile itself is about three metres high.
ACT Fire & Rescue has six crews and two commanders on scene. They’re being assisted by another 15 units from the ACT Rural Fire Service.
One excavator is also being used on site.
The current calm conditions are assisting the firefighting efforts with smoke largely confined to the immediate area.
Firefighters are working with onsite personnel to bring the fire under control.
ACT Fire & Rescue expect the fire will continue to burn for an extended period of time because of the types of materials that are alight.
ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters working to extinguish the fire at Pialligo.
Firefighters are working to extinguish a pallet and rubbish pile fire in Pialligo, not a grass fire as originally reported.
The incident is located to the south east of the corner of Pialligo Avenue and Glenora Drive.
The fire is approximately 100 metres x 50 metres.
ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service are working to extinguish a large grass fire burning in Pialligo, near the corner of Pialligo Avenue and Glenora Drive.
The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.
There are 11 units on scene.
Update to follow.
In addition to the hazard reduction burn in Deakin today, the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) are continuing to patrol three hazard reduction burns, with crews monitoring the following sites for any signs of smoke or flames.
A 15.6 hectare burn Kambah near the Mount Taylor Nature Reserve adjacent to Sulwood Drive, east of Tuggeranong Parkway and west of Athllon Drive.
A 32 hectare burn at Mount Wanniassa in the Wanniassa Hills Nature Reserve near Erindale Drive, Fadden.
A two hectare burn near the Hall Cemetery and Wallaroo Road, Hall.
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.