News Alerts

Male patient treated for wasp stings

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated a male patient aged in his 50’s for European wasp stings on Dobbin Circuit at Nicholls.

The male patient who was doing earthworks with a bobcat is in a stable condition and is being taken to Calvary Hospital.

Smoke across Canberra from NSW burn

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has begun a hazard reduction program in the Southern Ranges, with fuel reduction underway at Jounama in central-northern Kosciuszko National Park.

Extensive smoke is visible across Canberra. It is expected this fire will continue to produce smoke over the coming days.

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 that are unattended.

For more information on the NPWS hazard burn, visit

Russell Offices Evacuation

ACT Fire & Rescue is currently on scene at the Russell Offices, Russell Drive, Russell.

Crews were called to the scene at 3.13pm following an automatic fire alarm.

Building R1 was filled with an acrid smell from food stuff in the microwave, and as a precaution approximately 1000 people were evacuated.

Fire & Rescue is ventilating the building and the Specialist Hazardous Materials Unit (HAZMAT) is preparing to enter to conduct atmospheric monitoring.

HAZMAT is joined by one pumper, a Commander and the Breathing Apparatus van.

Update to follow.