Fire extinguished in kitchen at UC

ACT Fire & Rescue has attended a small fire in a kitchen at the University of Canberra (UC).

The fire started on a stove inside the University Village at UC, Cooinda Street, Bruce and was extinguished by a resident and the sprinkler system.

Fire damage is minimal however the area including a common area has sustained some water and smoke damage.

Firefighters were notified following an Automatic Fire Alarm at 2.03pm and are currently ventilating the area.

The eight students / residents will be permitted to return the area shortly.

Water leak at Barton building

Firefighters have evacuated approximately 200 workers as a precaution from Pharmacy House, National Circuit and Brisbane Ave, Barton, following a water leak on the top floor.

Crews were alerted to the water leak in the Plant Room following an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 1.03pm.

The leak is currently being isolated by ACT Fire & Rescue which has affected the three storey building on the lower levels.

Some damage has been sustained to the ceiling and lights and some workers will be permitted to return to the ground floor only at this stage.

The two fire pumpers and one Commander are expected to depart shortly.

Hazard burns at Greenway and Majura

The hazard burn at Pine Island Reserve will continue tomorrow, Saturday,30 August 2014, weather permitting.

The Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate has advised the 24.1 hectare burn will be one of two being conducted by crews.

A 3.5 hectare burn will also be undertaken west of the Majura Parkway and east of Mount Majura VIneyard. The objective is to reduce fuel loads from fallen pines.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. 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.

For more information visit http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2014/hazard-reduction-burns-in-greenway-and-majura-tomorrow2 or call 13 22 81.

Hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Equestrian Park, Yarralumla

The ACT Rural Fire Service, will tomorrow, Saturday 30 August, 2014, weather permitting, assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn at Equestrian Park, Cotter Road, Yarralumla.

One tanker and four personnel will conduct the small hazard reduction burn of four piles from 10am to 5pm.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. 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.

Private landholder to conduct hazard reduction burn at Namadgi today and over the weekend

A private landholder will today, Friday 29 August, 2014, and across the weekend, conduct a hazard reduction burn on a property next to the Namadgi Visitors Centre, south of Tharwa.

The hazard reduction burn will be carried out in open grass land.

Temporary smoke cover may occur.

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.

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