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Three hazard reduction burns in the ACT this weekend

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct three hazard reduction burns this weekend.

Tomorrow, Saturday 11 August, 2012, weather permitting, from 1pm, the ACTRFS will conduct a hazard reduction burn at the property Murraymore, Point Hut Road, Paddys River.

One heavy tanker, one medium tanker and six personnel will conduct the burn of approx two hectares in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J15.

Also tomorrow, weather permitting, from 3.30pm, the ACTRFS will conduct a hazard reduction burn at the property Cuppacumbalong, Naas Road, Tharwa.

One heavy tanker, one medium tanker and six personnel will conduct the burn of approx two hectares in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J17.

On Sunday 12 August, 2012, weather permitting, from 9.30am, the ACTRFS will conduct a hazard reduction burn at the Motor Sports complex, Pialligo Avenue, Majura.

One heavy tanker and five personnel will conduct the burn of tree and shrub materials.

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

The purpose of all three burns is to remove a fuel hazard.

Update four on Kambah house fire

ACT Fire & Rescue about to depart the scene.

Estimated damage $200,000.

Fire originated in the kitchen, cause of fire unknown.

Update three on Kambah house fire

No-one home at time of fire.

ACT Fire & Rescue continuing air monitoring and ventilation operations with the Hazardous Materials Unit.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are underway.

Update two on house fire at Kambah

Fire has been extinguished.

Kitchen and roof space has sustained some fire damage. Remainder of the house has extensive heat and smoke damage.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 9.16am.

ACT Ambulance Service also scene supporting operations with no injuries reported.

Update on house fire at Kambah

Fire is under control in the sealed metal roof space of the three bedroom house.

Three fire pumpers on scene, with the Breathing Apparatus vehicle and a command officer.

Update to follow.