News Alerts

Controlled pile burn tonight at Tralee

A private landholder in NSW will conduct a small controlled pile burn from 6 o’clock tonight, Wednesday 4 July, 2012, weather permitting, at Tralee Station, via Alderson Place, Hume.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the pile burn is L14.

Controlled burn tomorrow in Hawker

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will tomorrow, Wednesday 4 July, 2012, conduct a controlled burn, weather permitting, in bushland within The Pinnacle Nature Reserve in Hawker.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J11.

For more information on the burn visit or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Update four – OMalley house on fire

ACT Fire & Rescue has now departed the scene.

Cause of fire deemed accidental.

ACT Fire & Rescue wish to remind ACT residents to keep flammable items well away from heating appliances and to regularly maintain working smoke alarms. If residents do not have a smoke alarm installed, ACT Fire & Rescue suggest to seek further advice from their local fire station.

Update three – OMalley house on fire

Estimated damage $200,000.

ACT Fire & Rescue continuing atmospheric monitoring with fire investigators also on scene investigating the cause which at this stage is undetermined.

Update two – OMalley house on fire

The fire is now extinguished with one fire pumper and the bronto released from the scene.

Remaining crews are now undertaking ventilation and salvage operations.

Two rooms of the large two level property have been extensively damaged by fire while the remainder has been affected by smoke and water.

The cause of the fire will be investigated.