News Alerts

ADVICE – Grass fire at Hawker

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a grass fire burning at Murranji Street and Beetaloo Street, Hawker.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service has three units on scene, with a further five responding.

The fire is located near the Belconnen High School and tennis courts.

The fire is approximately 10 metres x 20 metres in size and is under control.

Update to follow.

Update – Man trapped in Banks crash

The driver of one of the vehicles has been extricated by firefighters after being trapped in the wreckage for almost half an hour.

He’s been assessed on scene by intensive care paramedics and will be transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition with a shoulder injury and multiple lacerations and abrasions.

Man trapped in Banks crash

Firefighters are working to cut a man free from the wreckage of a two car crash in Banks.

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Ambulance Service were alerted to the head on collision on Tom Roberts Avenue just before 11:30.

Update to follow.

TOTAL FIRE BAN DECLARED in the ACT tomorrow with a SEVERE Fire Danger Rating forecast

ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 from:

12:00am Friday 14 November, 2014 to 11:59pm Friday 14 November, 2014.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting Hot and windy conditions tomorrow with a predicted temperature of 35 degrees.

The Forecast Fire Danger Rating (FDR) for tomorrow is predicted to be SEVERE.


Motorcyclist treated following crash at Nicholls

Firefighers and intensive care paramedics are on scene at Gundaroo Drive, Nicholls treating a motorcyclist involved in a crash.

ACT Fire & Rescue is assisting the ACT Ambulance Service in treating the 31 year-old male patient for a possible fractured arm.

The patient will be shortly taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.