News Alerts

Gas pipeline ruptured in Isabella Plains

ACT Fire & Rescue has been called to a ruptured gas pipeline after it was struck by workers in Isabella Plains.

Crews were first alerted to the incident at 4:20pm and responded with two pumpers, a hazmat team and a commander vehicle.

ACTEW has been called in to seal-off and isolate the ruptured pipe.

Update to follow.

Fire along Monaro Highway at Fyshwick

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a fire along the Monaro Highway at Fyshwick.

The fire is contained and burning near Dairy Road.

It will take some time to fully extinguish due to the heavy timber that has ignited. The fire is 20m by 30m in size.

Two units have responded along with a commander. More crews will shortly arrive on scene.

There is no threat to the surrounding area.

Episode Three – ACT Fire & Rescue Kitchen Fire Safety Cooking Challenge

Here is Episode Three of the ACT Fire & Rescue Kitchen Fire Safety Cooking Challenge!

What did you think of last week’s recipe for Ragin’ Cajun Chicken from our firefighter Matt from A Platoon?

Voting opens in a week for your chance to have a fire crew come to your place to conduct a home fire safety kitchen audit but now it’s time for D Platoon to step up to the plate and show Canberra what its got in the kitchen.

Senior firefighter Jesse Matthews takes to the Kitchen Fire Safety Cooking Challenge with a pretty fancy sounding dish but can he pull it off?

Watch this video and be the judge.

Fire on store roof in Gungahlin

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small fire in a circuit board attached to solar panels on the roof of a store in Gungahlin.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Ernest Cavanagh Street at 9:39am and responded with two fire pumpers and a commander vehicle..

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze quickly and power to the affected equipment has been isolated.

Around 50 staff and patrons of the store were evacuated as a precaution, but have now been allowed to return to the building.

No persons have been injured.