News Alerts

Garage fire at Gowrie

ACT Fire & Rescue currently on scene at a garage fire on Bundock Place, Gowrie.

Update to follow.

Motorcycle rider transported to Canberra Hospital with suspected leg fracture

ACT Ambulance Service Intensive Care Paramedics are currently on scene at the site of a car and motorcycle accident at the interesection of Lanyon Drive and Monaro Highway, Hume.

Initial reports indicate a male motorcycle rider has received severe injuries to his legs, with suspected fractures.

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

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 1:34pm.

Controlled burn today at Dunlop

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will today, Tuesday 30 October, 2012, conduct a controlled burn, weather permitting, within the Dunlop Grasslands Nature Reserve.

The burn is approximately 11 hectares in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J9.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burn 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 or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Update two – Two teenagers at Camp Cottermouth fall down an embankment

ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have transported the 15-year-old male patient to the ambulance on a stretcher as a precaution. The patient has been treated for back pain and will be taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

The 14-year-old patient was assessed by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics with transport not required to hospital.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 5.11pm.

Update – Two teenagers at Camp Cottermouth fall down an embankment

The two male patients were walking around a trail and have fallen down an embankment of approximately 20 metres.

A 14-year-old male has a leg injury whilst a 15-year-old male is currently wedged in a fork of a tree. The male is experiencing some back pain and has some minor lacerations.

Verticle rescue equipment is being used to move the 15-year-old patient.

Two four-wheel-drive vehicles from ACT Fire & Rescue with a four-wheel-drive vehicle and a command vehicle from the ACT Ambulance Service are on scene. Crews walked approximately 120 metres to reach the patients.

Update to follow.