News Alerts

Hazard reduction burn – Kowen district

ACT Parks & Conservation will today conduct a hazard-reduction pile burn in the Kowen district, north east of Queanbeyan.

Weather permitting, the burn will continue into tomorrow as well.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. 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.

ACT Fire & Rescue assisting in NSW

ACT Fire & Rescue is assisting NSW Fire & Rescue and the NSW Rural Fire Service to extinguish a house fire near Michelago.

Two fire pumpers and a commander vehicle have arrived at the property on Tinderry Road and found the home well-alight.

All residents have self-evacuated and no injuries are reported.

ACT crews will remain on-scene and assist their NSW counterparts until the fire is brought under control.

Kitchen fire in Chifley

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a kitchen fire in Chifley

Crews were alerted to the incident on Medley Street at 7:57pm and responded with three fire pumpers and a commander vehicle.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze but significant damage was done to the stovetop, as well as the roof space above.

One male has been treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics.

Update – Gas pipeline ruptured in Isabella Plains

The incident is near the intersection of Ashley Drive and Clift Crescent.

ACT Fire & Rescue hazmat crews are conducting atmospheric monitoring of the area and there is no danger to the public at this stage.

ACTEW crews are now on scene, isolating and sealing off the rupture.