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Update two – ADVICE – Grass fire at Mineshaft Road, Paddys River

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) are releasing some units from the scene at Mineshaft Road.

The ACTRFS has one heavy tanker, two medium tankers and one command vehicle on scene to continue with mopping up operations and patrol.

Update – ADVICE – Grass fire at Mine Shaft Road, Paddys River

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service are working to extinguish a scrub fire burning on Mine Shaft Road, in the Pierces Creek Forest Area.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have five units on scene.

The fire is located 300 metres from Paddys River Road.

The fire is approximately three quarters of a hectare in size and is contained.

Crews are conducting mopping up operations.

At the current fire danger level of low-moderate fires can be easily controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property from this fire.

ADVICE – Grass fire at Mine Shaft Road, Paddys River

The ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a scrub fire burning on Mine Shaft Road, in the Pierces Creek Forest Area.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have five units on scene.

The fire is located 300 metres from Paddy’s River Road.

The fire is approximately three quarters of a hectare in size and is being controlled.

The fire is burning at a slow rate and is heading in a south easterly direction.

At the current fire danger level of low-moderate fires can be easily controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property from this fire.

Hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Higgins

The ACT Rural Fire Service Molonglo Brigade will tomorrow, Saturday 15 December, 2012, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the Molonglo Rural Fire Brigade station, Drake Brockman Drive, Higgins.

The burn will commence from 2pm to 4pm.

One heavy tanker, one medium tanker, and five personnel will conduct the burn of grass and tree material, approximately four square metres in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J10.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire 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.