News Alerts

Update – Grassfire near Oaks Estate

Crews have extinguished a grassfire near Oaks Estate.

The fire was 7100 square metres in size.

The cause is yet to be determined but is suspicious.

The area will continue to be patrolled in the coming days.

Grass fire near Oaks Estate

ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are working to extinguish a grass fire burning at between Pialligo Avenue and Oaks Estate Road.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE. There is no threat to surrounding properties.

There are multiple units on scene.

The fire is located near Molonglo River and burning in a dry grass area which is resulting is smoke in the area.

Update to come.

Update – House fire in Charnwood

ACT Fire & Rescue crews left the scene by 5am.

Damage was extensive with a portion of the roof collapsing and significant smoking logging in each room.

The fire was caused by an electrical radiator. A working smoke alarm alerted the two people home at the time to the fire and they safely evacuated.

House fire in Charnwood

ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene at a house fire in Charnwood.

Crews were called to Nivison Place just after 2:30am.

No injuries reported. Two people who were home at the time safely evacuated.

Update to come.

ANU building evacuated

About 100 people have been evacuated following an electrical fire in a server room in an Australian National University building.

Atmospheric monitoring has been conducted due to smoke logging and the area has now been deemed safe.

Six appliances responded to the incident including the Hazardous Materials Unit.

Crews have handed the building back to the ANU and will shortly leave the scene. The fire is not suspicious.