News Alerts

Visible smoke from prescribed burns in NSW

The ACT Emergency Services Agency would like to reassure the community that the smoke haze and smell of smoke in the ACT today and likely for a number of days is coming from prescribed hazard burns in New South Wales.

There is no threat to the ACT from these fires. There is also currently no bushfire threat in the ACT.

Please only call Emergency Triple Zero (000) if you see an unattended fire, not just because you can see or smell smoke.

Information and health advice for dealing with outdoor smoke can be found by visiting the ACT Health website.

Apartment fire – Franklin

05C57E08-86AF-4EAC-AB34-015381EFCEE4ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished an extensive fire on the balcony of a first floor apartment on Flemington Road, Franklin.

The balcony sustained major damage. Neighbouring apartments sustained smoke damage.

Atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations were undertaken to ensure the area is now safe.

Multiple Triple Zero (000) calls reported black smoke coming from the building. All apartments were vacant at the time of the fire.

Update – Unit fire, Ainslie Avenue

Firefighters have extinguished the ground floor unit fire on Ainslie Avenue, Reid.

The apartment has sustained serious damage.

Atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations were undertaken to ensure the area was safe before residents reoccupied the apartment complex.

Two people were assessed and treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

Ainslie Avenue has been reopened.

Unit fire – Ainslie Avenue

ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Policing are on scene at a ground floor unit fire on Ainslie Avenue, Reid.

Ainslie Avenue city bound is closed between Limestone Avenue and Gooreen Street and the community is asked to avoid the area.

Update to follow.

Unit fire – City

ACT Fire & Rescue has responded to a unit fire on City Walk, Civic.

Firefighters arrived and found a small fire contained to the balcony.

The fire has been extinguished and firefighters are conducting atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations to ensure the area is safe before handing the property back to the building owner.