News Alerts

Update – Unit fire – Wright

Investigations are ongoing at the unit complex in Wright.

ACT Ambulance Service Intensive Care Paramedics treated the sole occupant on scene, but transport to hospital was not required.

Firefighters will remain on scene while they conduct atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations to ensure the area is safe.

Unit fire – Wright

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire on the third floor of a unit complex in Wright.

At approximately 12:10pm, Firefighters responded to the Emergency Triple Zero (000) call.

Investigations are underway to determine the cause.

Update to follow.

Hazard reduction burn – Tharwa

Dependent on suitable weather conditions ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a hazard reduction burn today, Sunday 16 September 2018.

The burn is 6.58ha in size and will be undertaken on private land adjacent to Naas Road opposite Cuppacumbalong Homestead and Outward Bound in Tharwa.

A total of 44ha is planned to be reduced in the area to assist the landholder with weed control by reducing biomass, and will provide a strategic fire break for part of the Tharwa Village.

Crews will be on site from 9:00am and will remain on scene until the burn is extinguished and deemed safe.

For information about all active burns in the ACT check the ESA Incidents Map on the ESA website.

To find out about how to stay safe and well if there is smoke in your area visit

Gas leak – Kingston

ACT Fire & Rescue have closed part of Giles Street, Kingston, to isolate a gas leak in BWS.

Firefighters will remain on scene until the area has been ventilated and is safe to reoccupy.

The public is advised to avoid the area.