News Alerts

Car crash – Belconnen

Emergency service personnel are currently on scene at a car crash on Nettlefold Street in Belconnen.

Three ambulances, an ACT Ambulance Service Commander, two pumpers and an ACT Fire & Rescue Commander responded to the incident involving two cars and three patients.

Two patients have already been removed from the car and ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters are now using hydraulic tools to extricate the final patient.

ACT Ambulance Service paramedics are assessing all three patients on scene. One male in his twenties is currently being transported to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition. One female in her thirties is currently being assessed and treated on scene. One female in her twenties will be treated after being rescued from the car.

Nettlefold Street has been closed in the direction going towards the Belconnen town centre and is shut down to one lane in the other direction. Southbound on Coulter Drive has also been shut down to one lane. ACT Policing are on scene managing traffic.

The community is advised to avoid the area if possible.

Update – HAZMAT incident – Bywong

The ACT HAZMAT crew has determined the substance to be tilers dust from nearby renovation work.

The road remained open and there’s no danger to the community.

ACT Fire & Rescue have now left the scene.

HAZMAT incident – Bywong

Fire and Rescue NSW are on scene at a possible HAZMAT incident on Macs Reef Road and have requested the assistance of the ACT Fire & Rescue HAZMAT crew. The crew are currently on route.

NSW Police have created an exclusion zone.

Update to follow.

Small grass fire – Holt

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small grass fire near Parkwood Road in Holt.

The fire was caused by powerlines that had come had come down.

The road has been blocked and will remain closed until Evo Energy has isolated power and the site is made safe.

ACT Fire & Rescue message – Hot water heaters

Fire fighters have extinguished two separate fires caused by hot water heaters in Canberra this weekend.

ACT Fire & Rescue would like to advise the community that if they have any concerns with their hot water system they should have it inspected or maintained by a qualified gas fitter or electrician as soon as possible.

In the case of fire, please call Emergency Triple Zero (E000).