News Alerts

Male treated for burns at Service Station

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service on scene at the Caltex Service Station, Maribyrnong Ave, Kaleen attending to a male patient who has received burns in an accident.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating a male, aged in his 40’s for serious burns to both arms and legs and possible airway burns.

The patient will shortly be transported to The Canberra Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene to ensure that the area remains safe and to conduct air monitoring operations.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 12.36pm.

Hazard reduction burn at Tharwa today.

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will today, Tuesday 11 September, 2012, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the property Cuppacumbalong, Naas Road, Tharwa, from 4.30pm till 9pm.

A continuation of last night’s burn, two medium tankers, one light unit and seven personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 1.5 hectares in size.

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

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.

Single truck accident at Watson

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service on scene of a single truck accident at the intersection of Antill Street and the Federal Hwy, Watson.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating a male aged in his late 50’s for minor injuries and will shortly transport the patient to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Controlled burn tomorrow in Stromlo Village

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will tomorrow, Tuesday 11 September 2012, conduct to a controlled burn, weather permitting, in land adjacent to Cotter Road, Eucumbene Drive and Warragamba Avenue, Stromlo Village.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J13.

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.

Another hazard reduction burn in the ACT planned for tonight.

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will today, Monday 10 September, 2012, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the property Cuppacumbalong, Naas Road, Tharwa, from 5pm till 10pm.

Two medium tankers, one light unit and seven personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx one hectare in size.

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

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.