News Alerts

Red Hill house fire

Firefighters had to force entry into a home in Red Hill after residents left their home with their food cooking on the stove.

Crews were called to the home on the corner of Lady Nelson Place and Cygnet Crescent around 2.15pm.

The food on the stove caught alight and the smoke alarm went off, neighbours calling Triple Zero.

There is little damage to the home but it could have been worse, if not for the working smoke alarm.

Hazard burn in Dunlop

A hazard burn will be conducted in Dunlop today, Thursday 20 August 2015, weather permitting.

The Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorat has advised the burn at the Canberra Nature Park, adjacent to Douglas Waterhouse Drive and Kerrigan Street. It will be approximately 10 hectares in size.

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.

For more information visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2015/hazard-reduction-burns-at-latham-and-dunlop-this-week or call 13 22 81.

Hazard burns in Latham and Dunlop

A series of hazard reduction burns at Latham and Dunlop will be conducted from today, Wednesday 19 August 2015, weather permitting.

The Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorat has advised the Latham burns will occur at Umbagong District Park, south of Ginninderra Drive, and will be approximately 7 hectares in total.

The Dunlop burn will be conducted tomorrow, Thursday 20 August 2015, at the Canberra Nature Park, adjacent to Douglas Waterhouse Drive and Kerrigan Street. It will be approximately 10 hectares in size.

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.

For more information visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2015/hazard-reduction-burns-at-latham-and-dunlop-this-week or call 13 22 81.

Update two – Building evacuated in Civic

ACTF&R have confirmed a gas leak was repsonsible for the evacuation of up to 50 people from the first two floors of the building in Civic.

The leak as been isolated to the gas room where it is believed to have spread into the air-conditioning units.

The building has now been re-occupied after HAZMAT confirmed the gas had dissipated from the building.

Update two – Building evacuated in Civic

ACTF&R have confirmed a gas leak was repsonsible for the evacuation of up to 50 people from the first two floors of the building in Civic.

The leak as been isolated to the gas room where it is believed to have spread into the air-conditioning units.

The building has now been re-occupied after HAZMAT confirmed the gas had dissipated from the building.