News Alerts

Pedestrian being treated following collision

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating a female pedestrian following a collision on Guthridge Crescent, Wanniassa.

The patient is being assessed for lower limb injuries as well as cuts and abrasions.

Update to follow.

Controlled burn tomorrow at Evatt

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate will tomorrow, Thursday 18 December, 2014, weather permitting, conduct a controlled burn at Evatt.

The burn will occur on two small plots adjacent to Croke Place and William Webb Drive, near Ginninderra Creek.

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ACT RFS continues to assist with NSW fire

An ACT Rural Fire Service strike team continues to support NSW crews on the fire ground at Yass this evening.

The team consists of four heavy tankers, a medium tanker and a commander.

Additional resources have been deployed to Murrumbatemen to support air operations from that location.

ACT volunteers have also been assisting with aviation support at Canberra Airport and the Hume Helicopter Base throughout the afternoon.

It is anticipated that ACT RFS volunteers will continue to provide support to this incident over the coming days.

Smoke from NSW fire visible in ACT

There is a grass fire located to the north west of the ACT in the area surrounding the Burrinjuck Dam.

Smoke from this fire is quite visible across the Northern parts of Canberra.

This fire is currently out of control. Crews from NSW Rural Fire Service, supported by aircraft in the ACT, are working to bring it under control.

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.

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Due to the unsettled stormy weather that has brought rain across many parts of the ACT this morning the decision has been made to cancel the Total Fire Ban.

Conditions are still forecast to get hot and windy this afternoon but due to the rain only a very high fire danger rating will result.

The ACT ESA reminds the community to report any fires, particularly as the Brindabella ranges and areas to the west of the ACT have experienced significant lighting activity with this stormy weather.

ESA agencies will continue to monitor weather conditions closely.