News Alerts

ACTSES activated by storm activity

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received 100 calls for assistance following recent storm activity in the ACT.

The majority of jobs have involved fallen trees.

ACTSES volunteer units are responding to the calls with help from ACT Fire & Rescue crews.

For emergency storm help call 132 500.

Grass fire extinguished – Torrens

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a grass fire in Torrens.

Firefighters were alerted to the incident on Mawson and Athllon Drives at 3:51pm.

The 10m x 10m fire was very quickly extinguished by crews when they arrived on scene.

Fallen tree leads to small grass fire – Wannisassa

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small grass fire in Wanniassa which started as the result of a tree falling on power lines.

Crews were called to the incident on Sargeant Place at 2:45pm and responded with two fire pumpers.

The fire was immediately extinguished when firefighters arrived on scene.

Air conditioner fire in Kambah

A Kambah house has filled with smoke this afternoon after an air conditioner caught on fire.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the home in Finnerty Place at 4:39pm.

Two occupants of the house rang Emergency Triple Zero (000) after smelling smoke inside the house.

Fire crews arrived to find an air conditioner motor outside the property had burned out and sent smoke throughout the home.

Firefighters are now ventilating the smoke so it is safe for occupants to return inside.

Update – Garbage truck fire

The garbage truck has now been escorted a short distance to its home base in Queanbeyan.

The fire is contained within the confines of the steel framed garbage storage area.

Technicians are working to repair the damaged hydraulics so firefighters can gain access to the smouldering rubbish in the back of the vehicle and fully extinguish the fire.

ACT Fire & Rescue will hand over the job to Fire & Rescue NSW to complete.