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Update – 62 calls for help following wet and windy weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 62 calls for help since midnight this morning following the wet and windy weather.

ACTSES and ACT Fire & Rescue are responding to calls across a widespread area of the ACT.

Majority of calls for trees and branches across roads and pathways.

Minor damage reported.

Residents who require storm or flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

13 calls for help following wet and windy weather

The Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled the Severe Weather Warning for the ACT.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 13 calls for help since midnight this morning following the wet and windy weather.

ACTSES and ACT Fire & Rescue are responding to calls across a widespread area of the ACT.

Some trees and branches across roads, pathways and on a vehicle. Minor damage reported. Other calls for help relating to leaking roofs on residential properties.

Residents who require storm or flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132500.

Update eight on storage tank fire at Majura

ACT Fire & Rescue fully extinguished the gas bottle fire at Majura around 3 o’clock.

Firefighters then conducted atmospheric monitoring before declaring the area safe.

The scene has now been handed over to Comcare for investigation of the incident.

Update seven on storage tank fire at Majura

Firefighters remained on scene overnight with only a small amount of fire believed to be still burning.

ACT Fire & Rescue day shift fire crews will take a closer look at the scene later this morning using thermal cameras to determine the exact situation.

A 200 metre exclusion zone remains in place as a precaution.

Hazard reduction burn today in Fisher

The ACT Rural Fire Service today will conduct a hazard reduction burn in parkland near Namatjira Drive in Fisher.

The burn will commence at 11am and continue until around 5pm.

Three heavy tankers, one medium tankers, one light unit, three command vehicles and 25 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx six hectares in size.

The purpose of the burn is to remove a fuel hazard.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K14.