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Small electrical fire extinguished at Tuggeranong Homeworld

Firefighters are on scene at Dan Murphys, at the Tuggeranong Homeworld complex, Scollay Street, Greenway, following a small electrical fire in a light fitting.

Approximately 10 people were evacuated as a precaution as ACT Fire & Rescue investigate the smoke from the light fitting.

Staff and customers will be permitted to return once firefighters conclude with ventilation and air monitoring operations.

There is minimal damage.

Two fire pumpers and one Commander responded to the incident.

Update – Smash on Barton Highway

A 32 year old woman has been freed from the wreckage by firefighters and stabilised on scene by intensive care paramedics.

She is being taken to Calvary Hospital in a stable condition with a neck injury.

A second patient, a 34 year old man is also being transported to Calvary Hospital with neck pain in a stable condition.

Both were drivers of vehicles involved in the smash.

Smash on the Barton Highway

A woman has suffered suspected neck injuries in a multiple vehicle accident at Kinleyside.

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the smash on the corner of the Barton Highway and Clarrie Hermes Drive at 5:20 this afternoon.

Intensive care paramedics are currently treating the 32 year old while firefighters work to cut her free from the wreckage.

Agricultural burn today at Naas Valley

A private landholder is this afternoon, Tuesday 10 March, 2015 conducting an Agricultural Burn at the property “Top Naas”, Naas Valley, in the southern part of the ACT.

Hazard burn program begins tomorrow near Googong

A 281 hectare hazard burn will be conducted south of Googong Reservoir tomorrow, weather permitting.

The Territory and Municipals Services (TAMS) Directorate has advised the burn could take up to two days. It will reduce fire fuel and help to protect the ACT water’s supply.

It is the first of several burns to be conducted over the coming weeks which will collectively total over 7000 hectares.

Once the Googong burn is complete firefighters will conduct a burn in Namadgi National Park, depending on conditions.

During the burns significant amounts of smoke is expected across 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

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