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Fire in engine compartment of truck near Arboretum

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in the engine compartment of a five tonne pantech truck on the Tuggeranong Parkway, near the Canberra International Arboretum and Gardens.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics also on scene are assessing one male patient with minor injuries at this time.

Update four on Truck fire at Majura

ACT Fire & Rescue are working to fully extinguish the fire which is continuing to smoulder amongst wood chips.

At this stage, crews are expecting to remain on scene into the afternoon as they work through the wood chips to the seed of the fire.

Cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Hazard reduction burn tonight at Pialligo

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) Jerrabomberra Brigade will tonight, Thursday 20 September, 2012, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at Pialligo Winery, Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.

The burn will commence from 7pm to 10pm.

One heavy tanker, one medium tanker, one light unit, one command vehicle and 11 personnel will conduct the burn of two piles of wood and vegetation.

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

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.

Update three on Truck fire at Majura

A recovery vehicle is being used to raise the trailer with ACT Fire & Rescue using plant equipment to scoop and remove wood chips from the trailer.

Wood chips continue to smoulder.