News Alerts

Update – Fire at the National Gallery

Firefighters are cutting open the ducting to ensure the fire is fully extinguished.

A build-up of saw dust from a machine caused the fire to start in a workshop at the back of the gallery. The cause is not suspicious.

ACT Fire & Rescue is conducting atmospheric monitoring to ensure the area is safe and will shortly allow people back into the building.

Crews will remain on scene for about another hour.

Fire at the National Gallery

ACT Fire & Rescue are working to extinguish a fire at the National Gallery on Bowen Drive in Barton.

Three pumpers, two commanders, the Breathing Apparatus Support vehicle, the Bronto and a HAZMAT truck are on scene.

Firefighters have evacuated occupants from the building.

Update to follow.

House fire in Narrabundah

Firefighters have extinguished a house fire in Narrabundah.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the incident just after 5:30pm.

The fire started in the kitchen and spread to the ceiling.

Three appliances are on scene and crews are checking for any hot spots.

One man safely evacuated and is being treated by intensive care paramedics. He will shortly be transported to the Canberra Hospital for further assessment for smoke inhalation.

Update – Grassfire near Oaks Estate

Crews have extinguished a grassfire near Oaks Estate.

The fire was 7100 square metres in size.

The cause is yet to be determined but is suspicious.

The area will continue to be patrolled in the coming days.

Grass fire near Oaks Estate

ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are working to extinguish a grass fire burning at between Pialligo Avenue and Oaks Estate Road.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE. There is no threat to surrounding properties.

There are multiple units on scene.

The fire is located near Molonglo River and burning in a dry grass area which is resulting is smoke in the area.

Update to come.