News Alerts

Hazard reduction pile burn at “Innabaanya” Majura Rd

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) Gungahlin Brigade will conduct a hazard reduction burn today, 10 October 2012, weather permitting, from the hours 5:00pm – 10:00pm at the Property “Innabaanya”, on Majura Road, opposite the police training area.

Two medium tankers and six personnel will conduct the burn.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is M11.

The purpose of the burn is to remove fuel hazard in the area.

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.

Hazard reduction burns today at Stromlo and Fisher

ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate will conduct two hazard reduction burns today.

The burns will occur from midday at Stromlo Village and Fisher Parkland.

The ACT Handy Map reference for both burns is J13.

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.

B Double semi trailer jack knifed on Federal Highway

ACT Fire & Rescue crews are this morning on the scene of truck accident in Canberra’s north.

Multiple appliances responded to the incident involving a B-Double semi trailer on the Federal Highway.

The heavy transport vehicle has jack knifed approaching the Majura Road off ramp.

The incident has led to a large fuel spill from the semi.

One lane heading towards the city is currently blocked.

Control burn at Fisher today postponed

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) has postponed today’s controlled burn in parkland adjacent to Namatjira Drive in Fisher due to unsuitable weather conditions.

The control burn will be rescheduled for a later date.

Hazard reduction burn in Fisher tomorrow

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will tomorrow, Friday 5 October, 2012, conduct a controlled burn, weather permitting, in parkland adjacent to Namatjira Drive in Fisher.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J13.

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.

For more details on the burn, visit www.tams.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.