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Controlled burn at Chisholm tomorrow

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will tomorrow from 5pm, Wednesday 19 December 2012, conduct a controlled burn, weather permitting, in the Tuggeranong Pine Plantation, adjacent to the Monaro Highway, Chisholm.

The burn is approximately 16 hectares in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K15.

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.

Update three – Two vehicle accident on Horse Park Drive

A 58-year-old male has been freed from the truck.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated the male patient for significant leg injuries and are transporting him to The Canberra Hospital.

Update two – Two vehicle accident on Horse Park Drive

ACT Fire & Rescue crews have called on the services of a heavy duty tow truck to help move the truck which has impacted on the wall of the bridge.

This will assist crews to free the male patient.

Update – Two vehicle accident on Horse Park Drive

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are also on scene and are transporting a male patient from the car, aged in his 20’s, to The Canberra Hospital in a critical condition.

A second male patient from the truck is conscious and is still trapped in the truck with crews working to free the patient.

Two vehicle accident on Horse Park Drive

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at a two vehicle accident on Horse Park Drive, Kenny, at the Federal Highway Overpass.

Crews are currently using hydraulic rescue tools to free one male patient from a truck.

A second male patient from a car has just been freed from the vehicle.

Update to follow.