News Alerts

Box of vegetables caught alight

Firefighters were forced to break through the front door of a Narrabundah apartment this afternoon after being alerted to a fire inside.

ACT Fire & Rescue received an emergency triple zero (000) call from a neighbour of the Leahy Street property at 1:10pm.

Multiple fire crews were immediately dispatched to the building.

After forcing entry into the premises, firefighters discovered a box containing recently purchased vegetables alight on the stove in the kitchen and quickly extinguished it.

No one was home at the time.

Fire crews are now ventilating the property to clear the smoke and attempting to contact the owner.

The damage was minimal and the cause deemed accidental.

Hazard reduction burn today on Lake Burley Griffin

The ACT Rural Fire Service will today conduct a hazard reduction burn on Lake a Burley Griffin.

The burn, from midday until 5:00pm, will be conducted on behalf of the National Capital Authority on Springbank Island.

Smoke will be visible in the area.

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.

For more information call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Hazard reduction burn in Yarralumla today

The ACT Rural Fire Service will today conducted a hazard reduction burn to clear debris at Stirling Park in Yarralumla

The small burn will target grass and piles of vegetation previously cleared by the National Capital Authority.

Dependent on wind conditions, some smoke may affect the area.

It is normal for stumps and heavy logs to continue to smoulder. Staff will continue to monitor the burn until no smoke is visible for 24 hours.

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.

For more information call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Car crashes into house

Firefighters and intensive care paramedics are on Newman Morris Circuit, Oxley after a car crashed into a house.

The house has sustained some minor structural damage with a broken window and window frame.

ACT Fire & Rescue has made the area safe and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating the single female occupant of the vehicle, aged in her 40’s for a medical condition. The female patient will shortly be taken to The Canberra Hospital.

The house was not occupied at the time of the collision.