News Alerts

Structure Fire – Capital Executive Apartments

ACT Ambulance Service Paramedics are treating 12 residents for smoke inhalation, with 4 of these residents already transported to The Canberra Hospital.

Fire fighters have extinguished the fire and the apartment complex has been evacuated.

Ventilation of the Capital Executive Apartments is currently underway, with heavy smoke still remaining on the upper floors.

Update to follow.

Structure Fire – Capital Executive Apartments

At 8:23pm ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an automated fire alarm and emergency triple zero calls to a fire at 108 Northborne Avenue Canberra City.

Upon arrival to the Capital Executive Apartments firefighters immediately commenced firefighting and rescue operations.

4 Pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus and HAZMAT trucks along with the Vertical Rescue Bronto and a Commander are currently on scene.

The Bronto has been deployed for vertical rescue of persons on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the three level apartment complex.

ACT Ambulance Service paramedics are on scene treating persons with injuries and smoke inhalation.

The Apartment complex is being evacuated with firefighters undertaking search and rescue operations in a heavily smoke logged environment.

Update to follow.

Update – Severe Thunderstorm Warning

A warning remains in place for the ACT and surrounding region.

The ACT SES have received 105 Requests For Assistance from across Canberra. Crews from ACT SES, ACT Fire and Rescue and Transport Canberra and City Services are continuing to respond.

The majority of requests have been for trees down, minor flooding and leaking roofs.

If safe to do so residents can check their yard for any fallen trees or other damage, and if required log a request for assistance to 132 500.
ACT SES urges people to:
– Keep away from trees and fallen powerlines
– Do not walk, ride or drive through water
– Turn headlights on when driving and drive to the conditions
Further flood safety information is available on the ESA website.

In a life threatening emergency always call Emergency Triple Zero (000).

For assistance during a storm or flood call ACT SES on 132 500.

Reissued – Severe Thunderstorm Warning for ACT

A Severe Thunderstorm warning has been reissued specifically for the ACT by the Bureau of Meteorology.

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN21036.shtml

ACT SES are monitoring the situation and continue to work with ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service and colleagues from ACT Government.

All crews are ready to respond to Requests For Assistance. ACT SES urges people to:

– Keep away from trees and fallen power lines
– Do not walk, ride or drive through water
– Move your car under cover
– If possible bring pets inside; and
– Turn headlights on when driving and drive to the conditions

Further flood safety information is available on the ESA website.

In a life threatening emergency always call Emergency Triple Zero (000).

For assistance during a storm or flood call ACT SES on 132 500.

Car Crash – Calwell

ACT Fire fighters have successfully extracted a male occupant from a vehicle that had rolled onto its side on Were Street in Calwell.

ACT Paramedics are currently transporting the occupant in a serious condition.

Emergency Services encourage the community to drive to the conditions.

Were Street remains closed in both directions.