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Walker injured on Mount Ainslie

A woman has been injured this morning while walking up Mount Ainslie.

The ACT Ambulance Service was called to the popular walking track at 9:30am.

Intensive care paramedics discovered a 60 year old woman with an ankle injury about halfway up the mountain.

She was stablished on scene then stretchered back down to the car park area by ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters.

The woman was taken to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Update two – ACT assisting NSW at fire southeast of Queanbeyan

The ACT is sending a further three taskforces to the Carwoola fire south east of Queanbeyan this morning to support the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Each strike team is made up of five ACT Rural Fire Service firefighting trucks and a commander.

The ACT’s two bushfire helicopters will also be deployed to the fireground today.

Update – West Belconnen garage fire

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics treated a 16 year old girl for smoke inhalation on scene before taking her to Calvary Hospital in a stable condition.

West Belconnen garage fire

Fire crews this morning have prevented a West Belconnen house from going up in smoke.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in Pepin Place Charnwood at 1:34am.

The first crew arrived on scene to find a garage, converted into a living space and detached from the home alight.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish fire before it could spread to the nearby house with three fire trucks, breathing aparartus support van and commander attending.

The fire was started by candles.

Update – ACT assisting NSW at fire southeast of Queanbeyan

The ACT has sent a total of four taskforces (120 firefighters and support personnel) to the scene to assist the NSW RFS extinguish the fire. In addition the ACT’s two bushfire helicopters have also been involved in the operation since early this afternoon.

The ACT will continue to provide support to NSWRFS over the weekend.

For updates on fires in NSW go to or download the Fires Near Me app.