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Pile burn at Majura today

The ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a small pile burn at Majura this afternoon.

The burn, conducted by the ACTRFS Gungahlin Brigade will take place at the Glendale Property on Majura Summit Road from 12:00pm.

There will be two fire trucks and one command vehicle on site for the burn.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The ACT Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke.

People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

Update six – Pialligo building fire

The fire has been extinguished.

One fire crew will remain on scene overnight.

Fire investigators will commence their work on finding the cause tomorrow.

Update five – Pialligo building fire

The fire has been contained and largely reduced to ground level.

The rest of the roof on the main part of the structure has fully collapsed.

Firefighters have starting spraying foam on the remaining fire.

Update four – Pialligo building fire

20171012_190628Part of the roof on the main part of the building has collapsed.

Multiple fire crews continue to spray water on the structure.

The building has been completely destroyed.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

There are no suspicious circumstances at this stage.

Update three – Pialligo building fire

20171012_173815External firefighting is continuing with crews outside the front and side of the building and the Bronto from above.

There are three ACT Fire & Rescue fire pumpers, HAZMAT, breathing aparartus support van and two commanders on scene.

They’re being assisted by two units from Aviation Fire & Rescue and two from the ACT Rural Fire Service.

Firefighting is expected to continue into tonight.