News Alerts

Update on male patient at Mount Stromlo

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics reached the male mountain bike rider on the Skyline Mountain Bike trail.

ACT Fire & Rescue will use two specialist off-road four-wheel-drive vehicles to access the area in assisting intensive care paramedics to move the patient from Mt Stromlo to The Canberra Hospital.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 12.00pm.

Male patient at Mount Stromlo

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at Mt Stromlo.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are currently treating a male patient for a fractured leg who is approximately 400metres from a marked trail.

Update to follow.

Fire in roof of Monash property

ACT Fire & Rescue (ACT F&R) are currently on scene at Scratchley Place, Monash, following a fire in the roof of a duplex residential property.

ACT F&R responded to the blaze after receiving numerous Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls for help.

The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the roof cavity of the property.

Three fire pumpers, a Command vehicle and Breathing Apparatus Support van are on scene.

Crews are currently conducting ventilation and air monitoring.

One person was home at the time and safely self evacuated.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Controlled burn at Majura Defence Range

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn tomorrow, Sunday 19 August, 2012, weather permitting, from 11am, at the Majura Defence Range, behind Canberra Airport.

Six heavy tankers, two medium tankers and 40 personnel will conduct the burn of approx 45 hectares in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is M12.

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

Update two on fire at Fun Factory at Kambah – Correction

The building is trading as Young’s Swim School and not Fun Factory as previously reported. Fun Factory relocated from Kambah to Fyshwick two years ago.

ACT Fire & Rescue has departed the scene.

Estimated damage $15,000 to plant and mechanical equipment.