News Alerts

Fire reported at Metropolitan Apartments Canberra City

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at the residential Metropolitan Apartments, Gordon Street, Canberra City.

ACT Fire-fighters are currently investigating a fire reported to have started on the sixth floor.

The building has been evacuated.

Update to follow.

Royalla hazard reduction burn

Today, Sunday 29 April, 2012, from 11am till 5pm, the ACTRFS Guises Creek Brigade will assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn at the property “The School”, on the Monaro Highway, Royalla.

Two heavy tankers, one light unit and 12 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 L16.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard.

Young male in critical condition following motorcycle accident

The ACT Ambulance Service are currently transporting a male aged in his early 20’s to The Canberra Hospital, following a single motorcycle accident on the Tidbinbilla Rd, Tharwa, late this afternoon.

Two ACT intensive care ambulances attended the scene, where intensive car paramedics found the patient to have suffered serious head injuries.

Supported by ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Ambulance Service provided medical assistance at the scene and shortly after rushed the young male to hospital in a critical condition.

Ruptured gas main in Hume

A gas pipe has been breached by mechanical machinery at a work site at the southern end of Tralee Street, Hume.

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on site, conducting atmospheric monitoring and are on stand-by for fire suppression should the gas ignite. There are currently nil health risks to persons in the surrounding area of Hume.

The source of the leak is in the process of being isolated and will be repaired by authorities responsible for the gas pipe infrastructure.

Road closures are in place at the intersection of Sawmill Circuit and Tralee Street, Hume.

Car roll over on Commonwealth Avenue

ACT Fire & Rescue have attended a single car accident this morning involving a car which rolled onto it’s roof on Commonwealth Avenue, lake side of Albert Hall.

A women aged approximately in her late 20’s was removed from the wreckage by ACT Fire-fighters, with ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics providing medical support.

The ACT Ambulance Service transported the patient who suffered only minor injuries to Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.