News Alerts

House fire – Deakin

ACT Fire & Rescue is working to extinguish a house fire on Stonehaven Crescent in Deakin.

Firefighters were called to the property at about 9.10pm. Residents safely evacuated. Crews contained the fire to the kitchen and are now checking for extension into the roof space.

ACT Ambulance Services is also in attendance following reports of a female resident suffering from smoke inhalation.

Upate to come.

Garage fire – Waramanga

file-8Following multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls, ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) were alerted to a fire in a detached garage on Larakia Street, Waramanga.

Firefighters arrived and found the garage well alight, they worked to contain the fire to the structure to ensure it did not spread to surrounding homes.

The fire has been fully extinguished and firefighters are working to ensure the area is safe.

ACT Fire & Rescue would like to thank the community for their vigilance in reporting the fire, to enable crews to act quickly and get to the scene as fast as possible.

Paramedics treat injured cyclist – Gungahlin

ACT Ambulance Service has attended a crash involving a cyclist on Gozzard Street, Gungahlin.

Paramedics were alerted to the incident at approximately 9:30am and arrived to find a male cyclist with lower leg injuries.

He was assessed at the scene by intensive-care paramedics and has been transported to hospital in a stable condition.

Structure Fire – Erindale

ACT Fire & Rescue were called to a fire at the Vikings Club in Erindale at approximately 3:30am. Firefighters extinguished a small fire in a kitchen, containing it to the room of origin. Firefighters are remaining on scene to conduct operations.

End of longest bushfire season for the ACT

Capture#CBR the 2018/19 bushfire season has officially ended.

The community can remain assured that the coordinated and collective approach from all ESA personnel and volunteers across ACT Rural Fire Service, ACT State Emergency Service, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service, alongside ACT Parks and Conservation Service and other ACT Government directorates maintained community safety during this extended bushfire season.

From today, fire permits will no longer be required for rural land holders wishing to conduct burns. Land holders are still asked to notify authorities if they plan to conduct burns. Penalties apply if fires are left unattended or escape containment.