News Alerts

12:16pm Friday 1 June 2012 – Storage tank fire at Majura

ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at Range Lane (off Majura Road), at the Majura Field Firing Range following two domestic storage tanks which are on fire.

ACT Ambulance Service on scene as a precaution with no injuries.

Update to follow.

Update two on residential house fire in Calwell

ACT Fire & Rescue believe the point of origin of a residential fire tonight in Calwell, was in an attached car port to the four bedroom property. One motor vehicle was destroyed in the blaze.

Two adults and two children were home at the time of the fire, and were able to safely evacuate after being alerted to the fire by smoke alarms.

Multiple Emergency Triple Zero (calls) were received, the initial call taken at 08:27pm.

Firefighters estimate the damaged caused to the home to exceed $400,000.

Investigations into the cause of the fire will continue through out the night.

Update one on residential house fire in Calwell

Firefighters have now extinguished the blaze and are continuing to monitor the property for any hot spots before entering the premises to begin investigations.

Update to follow.

Residential house fire in Calwell

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at a residential fire in a four bedroom home in Ince Street, Calwell.

Three fire pumpers and a command vehicle are currently on scene. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the property well alight, firefighting efforts are currently underway.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are also on scene and have treated one patient for minor smoke inhalation.

Update to follow.

Mountain bike rider injured in 20 meter fall.

A 35-year-old male has sustained serious injuries in a 20 meter fall while riding his mountain bike in the Stromlo Forrest.

The ACT Ambulance Service utalised a specialised 4-wheel-drive Ambulance to retrieve and treat the patient, who sustained injuries to his face, back and head.

The ACT Ambulance Service will shortly depart the scene and transport the patient to the Canberra Hospital. The patient is being transported in a stable condition.