News Alerts

Hazard-reduction burn in Paddy’s River area

Weather permitting, the ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a hazard-reduction burn tomorrow, Monday the 13th, in the Paddy’s River area.

The 30 hectare burn is scheduled to take place at a property on Smiths Road from midday, and should be completed by approximately 6pm.

Residents in Canberra’s south may see some smoke in the area.

Balcony fire in Melba

ACT Fire and Rescue has extinguished a balcony fire in Melba.

Crews were called to the Keats Place home at 5:06pm and arrived to find the 8 metre balcony alight.

Quick work from firefighters, as well as the residents of the home and their neighbours, ensured fire was contained to the balcony.

Initial estimates put the damage bill at approximately 10 thousand dollars.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Grass fire extinguished in Symonston

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) have extinguished a grass fire in Symonston

Crews were alerted to the incident on the Monaro Highway at 5:12pm and responded with four fire pumpers and a commander.

The 80m x 60m blaze was quickly extinguished and ACTRFS crews will remain on scene, mopping-up and monitoring for hotspots and flare-ups.

ACT assisting with grass fire in NSW

The ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are assisting the NSW Rural Fire Service in extinguishing a grass fire, north of the ACT border.

A water-bombing helicopter is also assisting.

Residents in Canberra’s northern suburbs may see smoke in the area.

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