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Two hazard reduction burns in the ACT tomorrow

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct two hazard reduction burns tomorrow, Thursday 19 January, 2012, weather permitting, at Fyshwick and at Ngunnawal.

The ACTRFS Jerrabomberra Brigade will commence stage one of the Fyshwick burn on Dairy Road near the Monaro Highway from 7pm till 10pm, at the ActewAGL Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant.

Two heavy tankers, two light units, a command vehicle and 15 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 250 square meters.

The purpose of the burn is to allow ActewAGL to assess the condition of the lagoon embankments at the Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant in order to accurately scope any required maintenance. Pending weather conditions, this burn will be completed on Saturday morning 21 January, 2012.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L13.

Also tomorrow, from 6pm till 10pm, weather permitting, the ACTRFS Gungahlin Brigade will conduct a hazard reduction burn, at Ngunnawal Hills, near Marungul Avenue, Ngunnawal.

Two heavy tankers, one medium unit, one light unit, a command vehicle and 20 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx one hectare.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard and a training exercise for volunteers.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K9.

Hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Ngunnawal

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) Gungahlin Brigade, will conduct a hazard reduction burn tomorrow, Wednesday 18 January, 2012, from 6pm till 10pm, weather permitting, at Ngunnawal Hills, near Marungul Avenue, Ngunnawal.

Two heavy tankers, one medium unit, one light unit, a command vehicle and 20 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx one hectare.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard and a training exercise for volunteers.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K9.

Three controlled burns tomorrow in the ACT

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services directorate (TAMS) will conduct three controlled burns tomorrow, Friday 13 January, 2012 weather permitting at Coppins Crossing in Belconnen, Gossan Hill Nature Reserve in Bruce and Urambi Hills Nature Reserve in Kambah.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for burns are J11 for the Coppins Crossing burn, K11 at the Gossan Hill Nature Reserve burn and J14 at the Urambi Hills Nature Reserve burn.

For more information on the burns visit www.tams.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Update – 24 calls for help following strong winds

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has now received a total of 24 calls for help as the result of strong winds this afternoon.

ACTSES units and ACT Fire & Rescue crews are responding to the calls right across the Territory.

10 jobs are currently outstanding.

There have been no reports of serious damage at this time.

ACT Fire & Rescue has also attended two motor vehicle accidents in Tuggeranong and a fallen tree on Northbourne Avenue which temporarily blocked all southbound lanes.

Anyone requiring emergency storm and flood help can call the ACTSES on 132 500.