News Alerts

Small grass fire in Monash

A small grass fire has been extinguished in Monash.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident on the corner of Cockcroft Avenue and Isabella Drive at 11:37am.

Fire crews arrived to find a small grass fire had already been extinguished by a member of the public.

Update – House fire in Gilmore

Fire crews have confirmed there is no house fire in Gilmore.

Residents were undertaking a burn off in their backyard.

ACT Fire & Rescue also responded to reports of a house fire in Badgery Street Macquarie a few minutes later.

Firefighters again arrived to find a backyard burn in progress.

ACT Fire & Rescue remind the community that backyard burns are not permitted in the ACT. Green waste can be disposed of free of charge at Mugga Lane and West Belconnen Resource Management Centres.

House fire in Gilmore

Firefighters are responding to reports of a house fire in Gilmore.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to an incident in Louisa Lawson Crescent at 11:39am.

Update to follow.

Pile burn at Kowen Forest

ACT Parks and Conservation will continue a pile burn at Kowen Forest tomorrow (weather permitting).

There is approximately 50ha of piles remaining from the original burn which was started on 15 May 2017.

Ignition of the piles is expected to occur all day with residual smoke to possibly be present for an extended period of time.

Crews will continue to monitor until there is no smoke is present.

More information and a copy of the map

Bruce retirement village fire extinguished

A small fire inside a retirement facility in Bruce has been quickly extinguished.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident at the Calvary Retirement Village on Jaegar Corcuit at 4:21pm.

The fire was largely extinguished by an automatic sprinkler system when fire crews arrived.

A total of eight units were evacuated as a pre-caution. No one was injured.

Firefighters are now undertaking atmospheric monitoring inside the affected area.

Damage from the fire was minimal while there is extensive water damage from the sprinkler.