News Alerts

Controlled burn today in Fyshwick

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate will conduct a controlled burn today, Monday 17 September 2012, weather permitting, in land adjacent to Gladstone Street in Fyshwick.

The burn is approximately nine hectares in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L12.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

Update two – Fire reported in Mawson

ACT Fire & Rescue has confirmed the gym was not open when the fire started.

The fire is believed to have started in an administration area. It spread into the roof space but was contained within the first floor premises.

Nearby businesses have not sustained any damage following the quick action of firefighters.

The cause and damage bill is unknown at this time.

Update – Fire reported in Mawson

Fire crews have confirmed the presence of fire inside a gym at the centre.

The premises and nearby buildings have been evacuated and the fire quickly extinguished.

Firefighters are now dampening down the affected area.

ACT Ambulance Service has also responded intensive care paramedics to the scene as a precaution.

Fire reported in Mawson

ACT Fire & Rescue is responding to reports of a fire at Southlands Shopping Centre in Mawson.

Update to follow.

Hazard reduction burn tomorrow near Forde postponed with a hazard reduction burn now planned for Harrison tomorrow

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) has now postponed tomorrows planned Hazard Reduction burn adjacent to Horse Park Drive, Gungahlin, south of the suburb on Forde.

The ACTRFS Gungahlin Brigade will now, tomorrow, Saturday 15 September, 2012, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn near Nullarbor Ave, Harrison.

The burn will commence from 10am to 6pm.

One medium tanker, one light unit, one command vehicle and seven personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx four hectares in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L10.

The purpose of the burn is to remove a fuel hazard.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.