News Alerts

Prescribed Burn, Dunlop

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise that, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions, a prescribed burn will take place at East Dunlop tomorrow, Tuesday 10 April 2018.

The nine hectare burn is planned for a portion of the eastern side of the Dunlop Grasslands Nature Reserve, accessible from the end of Douglas Waterhouse Drive, Dunlop.

The burn is being conducted to improve the grassland by reducing the cover of exotic grass tussocks and stimulating native grass regeneration. The burn will also reduce the fire hazard and provide protection to nearby housing.

A map showing the location of all burn sites is available at the Upcoming Prescribed Burns Page.

Car rollover on State Circle – Update

ACT Fire & Rescue have extricated the driver of a vehicle that had rolled over on State Circle.

The 30-year-old male has been transported to the Canberra Hospital in a critical condition by ACT Ambulance Service Intensive Care Paramedics.

ACT Fire & Rescue crews are working to make the area safe.

Car rollover on State Circle

ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to a motor vehicle accident on State Circle on Sunday evening shortly after 9pm.

Crews found a vehicle on its roof and are currently extricating the driver from the wreck. Two pumpers, a Fire & Rescue Commander, two Ambulances and an Ambulance Duty Manager are on scene. ACT Policing are also in attendance.

Update to follow

House fire in Isaacs

ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to a house fire in Isaacs shortly after midday on Sunday afternoon.

The fire was caused by an outdoor gas cooker which was left unattended, and damage was contained to the pergola.

Two pumpers, a HAZMAT vehicle and a Commander were in attendance. There were no injuries.

ACT Fire & Rescue would like to remind the community “Don’t stop looking while you’re cooking”.

Update – Building evacuated London Circuit

Smoke was caused by a malfunctioning lift motor. The issue has been isolated.

ACT Fire & Rescue is conducting atmospheric monitoring to ensure the building is safe to occupy.