News Alerts

Cyclist injured – Acton

The ACT Ambulance Service has attended a crash involving a cyclist in Acton.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Biology Place at 12:08pm and arrived to find an 18 year-old male cyclist had been injured.

He was treated at the scene for head injuries by intensive-care paramedics and has been transported to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Fire alarm at Wanniassa school

Students have been evacuated from the Wanniassa School Senior Campus, as a precaution, after an automatic fire alarm was triggered.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident on Wheeler Crescent at 9:24 am and responded with two fire pumpers, a hazmat crew and a commander..

Further investigation revealed the cause of the alarm was smoke issuing from an electrical switchboard where a rodent had become trapped.

Firefighters are currently working with electricians to ensure the building is safe before allowing students to return.

Hazard reduction burn – Paddy’s River

The ACT Rural Fire Service will continue a hazard reduction burn this evening, on the remaining 15 hectares at a property called “Lambrigg” on Tidbinbilla Road in the Paddy’s River area.

The burn is scheduled to commence at 5pm and residents in Canberra’s south may see some smoke in the area as a result.

Crews will be on the scene throughout and are expected to complete operations by 10pm.

Update – Grass fire in Lyons

The fire has been extinguished.

ACTRFS crews will patrol the scene tonight to ensure there are no flare ups.

ADVICE – Grass fire in Lyons

The ACT Rural Fire Service is mopping up a small grass fire burning at Oakey Hill Nature Reserve.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

There are four units currently on scene.

The fire is located off Heysen Street in Lyons and is producing smoke in the local area.

The fire is approximately .7 of a hectare in size and is under control.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is HIGH.

Fires burning in HIGH conditions can be controlled.