News Alerts

Rescue at Booroomba Rocks

ACT Fire & Rescue firefighter have successfully performed the rescue of a male in his 40s who fell approximately 5m at Booroomba Rocks and fractured his leg.

ACT Ambulance Service paramedics and ACT Parks and Conservation Service staff assisted in assessing the patient and manually carrying him to where he was able to be winched to the Toll Southcare Helicopter. He has been taken to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Structure Fire – Civic

ACT Fire & Rescue responded to a fire alarm at the National Convention Centre at approximately 4pm this afternoon. A small fire from a lithium battery was located and extinguished by firefighters. ACT Ambulance Service paramedics will attend to assess one person on site. The building was partially evacuated and one lane of traffic on Constitution Avenue, Civic has been closed. The Hazmat unit is conducting atmospheric monitoring.

Motor Vehicle Incident – Florey

ACT Ambulance Service, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Policing were called to a two vehicle incident on Southern Cross Drive in Florey. Paramedics treated and stabilised three adults and one child. Firefighters extricated a female, who was transported to the Canberra Hospital in a serious condition. Two males and a child were also transported to the Canberra Hospital, all in stable conditions. Southern Cross Drive is closed in both directions between Kingsford Smith Drive and Coulter Drive. The incident has been handed to ACT Policing.

House Fire – Casey

ACT Fire & Rescue were called to a house fire on Kimmorley Street, Casey at approximately 7:30pm this evening. Firefighters assisted the occupant to evacuate and extinguished a furniture fire at the residence. Firefighters remain on scene and access to Kimmorley Street is limited. ACT Ambulance Service paramedics have treated the occupant and are transporting them to hospital.

Update – Reports of smoke – London Circuit, City

ACT Fire & Rescue have completed a search of the building and have isolated the cause of smoke to an appliance fault.

Firefighters conducted atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations to ensure the area is safe and have handed the property back to the building manager.

The southbound lane at 161 London Circuit, City has been reopened and firefighters have since departed.