News Alerts

Possible smoke across Northern Canberra

There is a grass fire located to the north east of the ACT near Mulligans Flat Road in Sutton.

Smoke from this fire may be visible across the Northern parts of Canberra.

This fire is currently under control. Crews from NSW Rural Fire Service are being supported by ACT Rural Fire Service units.

The ACT Emergency Services Agency requests that people do not ring Emergency Triple Zero (000) for this fire but are urged to report any other new fires that they might identify.

For more information visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.

Update – House fire extinguished at Kambah

ACT Fire & Rescue is about to depart the scene.

The fire was caused by unattended candles and incense which ignited a nearby bookshelf and soft furnishings.

House fire extinguished at Kambah

Firefighters have extinguished a fire in a single level property on Goldie Place, Kambah.

No-one was home at the time of the fire.

ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) were notified following an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call by a neighbour at 8.56pm who heard a working smoke alarm from the home and then also started to extinguish the small fire.

ACTF&R contained the fire to the living room and firefighters are now conducting ventilation operations and clearing smoke from the house. The home has sustained minor damage.

Two fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van and one Commander are on scene.

Update to follow

Car crashes into Charnwood house

An elderly man has escaped injury after crashing his car into a house in Charnwood.

The ACT Ambulance Service responded to the property in Traill Place and arrived to find a 71 year old male patient.

He was assessed by intensive care paramedics who determined he required no medical treatment and was released into the care of family.