News Alerts

Update – HAZMAT Incident, Weston

ACT Fire & Rescue have contained a non-hazardous oil spill at Liardet Street and MacLeod Court, Weston.

Firefighters have made the scene safe and have since departed.

Transport Canberra and City Services crews will remain on scene cleaning up.

HAZMAT Incident – Weston

ACT Fire & Rescue are responding to a non hazardous oil spill at Liardet Street and MacLeod Court, Weston.

Liardet Street and MacLeod Court car park is currently closed while firefighters are on scene.

Smoke in the ACT

The ACT Emergency Services Agency would like to reassure the community that a smoke-haze and smell-of-smoke in the ACT today is coming from bushfires in Victoria.

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

Today, the ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will deploy 14 firefighters to assist Emergency Management Victoria with bushfires burning in the Victorian Gippsland region.

ACTRFS deployment to Victoria

ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will deploy 14 firefighters to assist Emergency Management Victoria with bushfires burning in the Victorian Gippsland region.

Firefighters will depart Thursday 7 March and will undertake firefighting operations from Friday 8 March before returning home on Monday 11 March.

Three ACTRFS heavy tankers and one command vehicle will also support the firefighting operations in Victoria.

The ACT Emergency Services Agency has supported Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria this bushfire season, and is prepared to provide further support into next week with the deployment of more crews if requested.

We wish our departing crews safe travels and thank them for their commitment and support.

Restaurant ventilated – Canberra City

A pot left unattended on a commercial stove has caused a restaurant on Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra City, to become smoke-logged.

An automatic fire alarm alerted ACT Fire & Rescue to the scene.

Firefighters quickly removed the smoking pot from the stove and ventilated the area.

There was no active fire. The site has been handed back to staff.