News Alerts

Update on kitchen fire extinguished in Phillip apartment

ACT Fire & Rescue has left the scene after completing ventilation operations.

Cause of fire deemed accidental with food left cooking unattended on the stove.

Estimated damage $10,000.

ACT Fire & Rescue remind the community to “Don’t stop looking while you’re cooking”.

Kitchen fire extinguished in Phillip apartment

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service on scene at a fire in a kitchen of a single bedroom unit on Mansfield Place, Phillip.

Fire has been extinguished and contained to the kitchen in the upstairs apartment of the two storey building.

A neighbour in the apartment complex heard a smoke alarm, called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 7.58pm and ACT Fire & Rescue responded with two fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus van, the specialist Hazardous Materials unit and a command vehicle.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated a 50-year-old male for mild smoke inhalation and transported the patient to The Canberra Hospital.

Update to follow.

Three vehicle accident on Tuggeranong Parkway

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service on scene at a three vehicle accident on the Tuggeranong Parkway, north-bound lane, near the Cotter Road off ramp, Weston.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated and transported one patient to The Canberra Hospital with minor injuries.

Paramedics are also assessing another patient on scene.

Controlled burn today in Black Mountain Nature Reserve

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will today, Tuesday 8 May, 2012, conduct a controlled burn, weather permitting, in bushland within the Black Mountain Nature Reserve, adjacent to Belconnen Way and Barry Drive.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K11.

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

Cable on road from poles at Weston

ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at Streeton Drive Weston, near Namatjira Drive investigating a cable on the road from nearby poles.

No electrical hazard.

Crews will shortly hand the scene to ACT Policing for traffic management.