News Alerts

ADVICE – Grass fire at Kowen Forest

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a grass fire burning at Kowen Forest.

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

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service has four units on scene.

The fire is located near Sutton Road.

The fire is approximately 30 metres x 5 metres in size and is under control.

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

ADVICE – Grass fire at Parkwood Industrial Estate

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a a grass fire burning at Parkwood Industrial Estate.

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

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

The fire is located near Parkwood Road, Macgregor.

The fire is approximately 20 metres x 200 in size and is under control.

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

Update – Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Canberra

The Bureau of Meterology has reissued the Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Canberra for damaging wind.

Severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Tuggeranong, South Canberra, Weston Creek, Woden Valley and Hume.

The storms are moving north, forecast to affect Belconnen, Canberra Civic and Hall by 7.05pm and Gungahlin by 7.35pm.

Residents who require storm or flood assistance can call the ACT State Emergency Service on 132-500.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Canberra

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Canberra.

The specific warning warns that by 6.40pm in the Weston Creek and the Woden Valley area damaging winds are likely.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has units ready to respond for any reports of damage.

For emergency storm and flood assistance you can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

ACT Fire & Rescue extinguishes fire from eaves of a house

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire that had entered the eaves of a three bedroom house on Forbes Street, Turner.

Fire originated from an ash tray outside the house. Nearby garden material ignited and the fire spread up the side of the house into the eaves.

Minimal damage.

A neighbour saw the smoke and flames and called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 3.05pm.

Firefighters are currently conducting air monitoring and ventilation operations and will depart the scene soon.