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Garage fire in Dunlop

ACT Fire & Rescue is working to extinguish a garage fire in Dunlop.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Thornhill Crescent at 2.52am and responded with three fire pumpers, breathing apparatus support and two commander vehicles.

It is believed that two vehicles are also well-alight in the garage.

Firefighters have so-far contained the damage to the garage and the vehicles, with no extension of fire into the house.

Prescribed burn at Kowen Forest

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service is conducting a prescribed burn today at Kowen Forest.

The burn will cover a number of piles of forest debris in three distinct areas totalling 250 hectares and will take a day or two to complete.

Temporary smoke cover is expected across Canberra.

More information about this burn

Hazard reduction burn at Yarralumla

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn, weather permitting, tomorrow at Yarralumla on behalf of the National Capital Authority.

The burn in Stirling Park will commenced at around 9:00am.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce vegetation litter and fuel levels.

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.

The ACTRFS will have several crews on scene throughout the day until the burn is completed and the site declared safe.

Update two – Pizza oven fire extinguished in the city

The restaurant has sustained minor water and smoke damage.

ACT Fire & Rescue has handed the premises back over to the owners.

The people evacuated from the immediate area have been allowed back inside.

Update – Pizza oven fire extinguished in the city

1494554599081-221244531Fire crews have checked the roof space and confirmed there is no fire present.

An ACT Ambulance Service crew is on scene as a precaution.

Intensive care paramedics assessed one woman for minor smoke inhalation but she did not require transport to hospital.