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Hazard Reduction burn tomorrow at Brindabella National Park, NSW

The ACT Rural Fire Service will tomorrow, Friday 13 March, 2015, weather permitting, assist the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service at a hazard reduction burn at Pig Hill, Brindabella National Park, near Uriarra in NSW.

The burn will be approximately 300 hectares.

More information on the burn can be found at http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia15031102.htm

Temporary smoke cover may occur over parts of the ACT. Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke 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.

Update Two – Carriage fire at museum

The fire has been extinguished.

ACT Fire & Rescue is using thermal imaging equipment to ensure there are no hot spots.

Firefighters are also treating the scene as a possible asbestos exposure.

Update – Carriage fire at Railway Museum

The fire is under control.

No damage to the museum but some damage to the roof of the carriage.

Crews were notified following an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 1.24pm.

Two Fire Pumpers, one Compressed Air Foam System Tanker, the Breathing Apparatus Van, the Hazard Materials Unit and one Commander is on scene.

There are no injuries.

Early investigations suggest the fire started following workman welding in the carriage.

Carriage fire at Railway Museum

Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire in a carriage at the Railway Museum, Cunningham Street, Kingston.

The carriage has been moved out of the shed at the Museum and ACT Fire & Rescue has knocked down the fire.

Crews are continuing to extinguish the carriage which is now smouldering.

Update to follow.