ESA News Alerts

Three controlled burns in the ACT today

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate will today, Thursday 27 November, 2014, weather permitting, conduct three controlled burns in the ACT.

The controlled burns will be undertaken on Amber Ridge, Gordon at Cooleman Ridge, Chapman and Cooleman Nature Reserve, Chapman. The burns won’t impact public access to walking trails however trail use is not recommended.

For more information on the burns visit or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Small grassfire in Kambah

ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are currently responding to a small grassfire fire burning at a reserve behind Learmonth Drive Kambah.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue have five units responding to the scene.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is LOW-MODERATE.

Fires burning in LOW-MODERATE conditions can be easily controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT.

Update – Two vehicle crash at McKellar

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated a 62-year-old patient for minor chest injuries and have taken the patient to Calvary Hospital.

Crews are still on scene assessing two other patients who may require transport to hospital.

Two vehicle crash at McKellar

Firefighters are currently removing the roof from a vehicle involved in a two car crash near William Slim Drive and Dumas Street, McKellar.

ACT Fire & Rescue is using hydraulic rescue tools to free a male patient from the vehicle.

The ACT Ambulance Service is also on scene and is currently assessing five patients for minor injuries.