News Alerts

Update – Fire at Pialligo

A total of ten units from ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service are now on scene.

The fire is an estimated 40 metres by 40 metres in diameter and three metres high and is burning in a pile of clean timber pallets.

Fire crews are using three on site graders to break up the pile and turn the material over while firefighters wet it down.

Smoke from the fire is still being blown in an easterly direction.

Fire at Pialligo

Firefighters are working to extinguish a mulch and rubbish pile fire at Pialligo.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the fire at a recycling plant off Pialligo Avenue at at 1:40pm.

Wind is currently blowing smoke towards Queanbeyan.

Update to follow.

Fire extinguished in Manuka restaurant

Firefighters are checking for damage to surrounding buildings after extinguishing a fire in a Manuka restaurant.

The restaurant is located on the corner of Franklin and Furneax streets.

There was significant damage to the restaurant and crews are undertaking ventilation operations. Firefighters are also investigating fire extension and smoke damage in nearby businesses.

Four pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van and two commanders are on scene.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the incident at 3:55am. A cause is not known at this stage.

Hazard reduction burns at Majura today

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) is conducting two hazard reduction burns today at Majura.

The Gungahlin Brigade will light up a large pile on two adjoining properties on Majura Road.

The burns are expected to take several hours to complete.

The ACTRFS will have two tankers, two mediums units and one commanders present for the burns with a total of 13 firefighters.

Temporary smoke cover may occur in the area. 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.

Structure fire in Queanbeyan – Update two

The fire has now been completely extinguished. Quick work from Fire & Rescue NSW, with assistance from ACT Fire & Rescue ensured the blaze did not spread to nearby buildings.

Fire & Recue NSW is currently conducting cleanup operations.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but is being investigated.