News Alerts

Update – Firefighters investigating smell of gas at TCH

Three fire pumpers, the Hazardous Materials unit , the Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform and two commanders are on scene.

Crews are still investigating with the Pathology building, building number 10 only evacuated.

Approximately 200-300 have been evacuated.

Firefighters investigating smell of gas at TCH

Firefighters are currently investing a smell of gas on level two at The Canberra Hospital.

ACT Fire & Rescue has evacuated the building as a precaution.

Update to follow.

Agricultural burn tomorrow at Lanyon Homestead

A private landholder will tomorrow, Wednesday 14 May, 2014, weather permitting, conduct an agricultural burn at Lanyon Homestead, Tharwa Drive, Tharwa.

The burn is expected to commence from 10am and includes a large area of grass.

Temporary smoke cover may occur.

The 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.

Majura private landholder to conduct agricultural burn

A private landholder will today, Monday 12 May, 2014, weather permitting, conduct an agricultural burn on the property “Avonley”, Majura Road, Majura.

The burn is expected to continue through the day and includes a large grass paddock.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is M11.

Temporary smoke cover may occur.

The 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 – Truck alight at Watson forces road closure

Fire crews arrived to find a pantec style truck fully engulfed in flames.

The truck is located on a dirt track underneath a Federal Highway overpass.

The fire has now been extinguished.

Two northbound lanes of the Federal Highway are currently closed. Southbound lanes are currently not affected.

For updates on emergency road closures follow the ACT Policing traffic Twitter account @ACTPol_Traffic.