News Alerts

Two controlled burns in the ACT tomorrow

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will tomorrow, Tuesday 4 September, 2012, conduct two controlled burns, weather permitting at Mullingarri Grasslands, adjacent to Marie Pitt Street in Franklin and at Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve, off Kathner Street in Chapman.

The ACT Handy Map grid references for the burnsĀ are L10 for the Franklin burn and J13 for the Chapman burn.

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.

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

Controlled burn today in Franklin

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will today, Monday 3 September, 2012, conduct a controlled burn, weather permitting at Mullingarri Grasslands, adjacent to Marie Pitt Street in Franklin.

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

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.

For more details on the burn, visit www.tams.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Update two on house fire at Hackett

Fire has been extinguished.

Three fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van, the Hazardous Materials Unit and a command vehicle on scene.

Crews are currently conducting ventilation and air monitoring operations of the three bedroom house.

Estimated damage $20,000.

Fortunately, single occupant woke to the smell of smoke and called Emergency Triple Zero (000) as house did not have a smoke alarm.

ACT Fire & Rescue would like to remind residents the importance of having a working smoke alarm installed.

Update on house fire at Hackett

Firefighters have isolated the source of the fire from a wall heater.

Crews are investigating between the upper and lower floor to ensure fire is extinguished.

Fire has not extended into adjoining neighbouring duplex property.

House fire at Hackett

ACT Fire & Rescue on scene of a house fire at Rivett Street, Hackett.

Firefighters are searching for the source of the fire with smoke escaping from a wall cavity.

Occupant of the two storey house called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 9.03am and safely self evacuated.

Update to follow.