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Update EIGHT – ADVICE – Second forest fire in Namadgi National Park – Sentry Box Mountain

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a forest fire burning in the far south west region of the Namadgi National Park.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has one waterbombing helicopter and two Remote Area Fire Teams on scene.

The fire is located near Sentry Box Mountain near the ACT/NSW border.

The fire is approximately five hectares in size and is being controlled.

At the current fire danger level of high fires can be controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property from this fire.

Update four – Third forest fire in Namadgi National Park – Rendezvous Creek

The ACT Rural Fire Service has extinguished a cluster of small fires located at Rendezvous Creek within Namadgi National Park following weekend lightning strikes

A helicopter has water bombed the area yesterday and today with no further sign of smoke in the area at this stage.

The ACT Rural Fire Service have and will continue to monitor the area into tomorrow for any further signs of fire.

Update EIGHT – ADVICE – Forest fire in Namadgi National Park – Mount Ginini

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a forest fire burning in the western region of Namadgi National Park.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has 10 Rural Fire Service fire tankers and crews with assistance from the ACT State Emergency Service and one waterbombing helicopter on scene.

The fire is located near Mount Ginini.

The fire is approximately 26 hectares in size and is being contained.

At the current fire danger level of high fires can be controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property from this fire.

Total Fire Ban declared in the ACT for tomorrow with an EXTREME fire danger rating forecast

ACT Emergency Services Agency A/g Commissioner Tony Graham has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 from:

12:00am January 8, 2013 to 23:59pm January 8, 2013.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a very hot and windy day with a forecast top temperature of 38 degrees.

The forecast Fire Danger Rating for tomorrow in the ACT is predicted to be EXTREME.

The community is urged to report any smoke or fire sightings immediately to Emergency Triple Zero (000). (more…)

Update three – ADVICE – Third forest fire in Namadgi National Park – Rendezvous Creek

The ACT Rural Fire Service is using specialist Remote Area Firefighting Teams (RAFT) and a waterbombing helicopter to extinguish a forest fire fire burning at central area of Namadgi National Park.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has confirmed there are eight trees that are smouldering over an 8 kilometre area after being struck by lightening on the weekend.

RAFT crews including specialist tree fallers are now working to cut down the trees and and extinguish them. The area will then be waterbombed if required.

At the current fire danger level of low-moderate fires can be easily controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property from this fire.