News Alerts

9 calls for assistance for ACTSES

ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received nine calls for help tonight following the wet and windy weather.

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACTSES have responded to leaking roofs as well as a fallen tree at the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Cooyong Street, Braddon, which damaged a power line. Minor damage reported.

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

ESA sends two more MAPS members to QLD

The ACT Emergency Services Agency will send two more volunteer members from our MAPS team to QLD today to work with Red Cross on flood recovery operations.

The pair will replace two ESA MAPS members who have been in Brisbane since Monday.

They will return home late today.

The ESA has now sent a total of nine personnel to QLD to assist Red Cross during the current flooding.

Fyshwick Hazard Reduction Burn

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a Hazard Reduction Burn tomorrow night, Thursday 16 February 2012, weather permitting, at Fyshwick.

The ACTRFS Jerrabomberra Brigade will commence stage two of the burn near the Monaro Highway from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

Four heavy tankers and 15 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approximately one hectare.

The purpose of the burn is to complete fuel reduction works that commenced earlier this month so that ActewAGL can assess the condition of the lagoon embankments at the Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant, in order to accurately scope any required maintenance.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L13.

Kambah Hazard Reduction Burn

ACT Parks and Conservation Service is planning to undertake a Hazard Reduction Burn tomorrow, Friday 16 February 2012, weather permitting.

The burn will commence at approximately 10:00am near Bissenberger Crescent, Kambah.

One heavy tanker, two light units and ten personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approximately one hectare.

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

Update – Fire on Sheppard Street, Hume

ACT Fire & Rescue have extinguished a fire believed to have started in a conveyer belt, at a paper recycling business in Hume.

Eight employees self evacuated from the building during the incident.

ACT Intensive Care Paramedics are treating two patients for smoke inhalation, both are in a stable condition.

Investigation into the cause of the blaze will continue.