News Alerts

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.

Smoke haze – a timely reminder

The ACT Emergency Services Agency wishes to advise that the smoke over Canberra 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.

The smoke haze and fire activity interstate is a timely reminder that bushfire risk still remains high.

The forecast fire danger rating for the ACT tomorrow is VERY HIGH.

Visit the ESA website to download your Bushfire Survival Plan and #BeBushfireReady.

Car Crash – Holder

ACT Fire & Rescue has safely removed a female patient following a two vehicle crash on Streeton Drive, Holder.

ACT Ambulance Service Paramedics assessed and transported one patient to Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Firefighters and Paramedics have since departed the scene.

House Fire – Wanniassa

ACT Fire & Rescue has responded to a house fire on Duffus Place, Wanniassa.

Crews arrived and found a fire contained to a single room.

Firefighters conducted atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations to ensure the area is safe and have handed the property back to the owners.

ACT Ambulance Service were also on scene and assessed and transported one person to Canberra Hospital.