News Alerts

Update – House fire in Gordon

The fire is believed to have started in a toilet exhaust fan.

A family was home at the time and self-evacuated.

20 firefighters, three pumpers, hazardous materials unit, breathing apparatus support and two commanders worked to contain the fire damage to a toilet and a bedroom.

House fire in Gordon

A fire has caused extensive damage to a single-level house on Hickenbotham Street, Gordon.

ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 8pm and arrived to find a roof well alight.

The blaze was quickly extinguished. The cause of the fire will be investigated.

No injuries have been reported. No occupants were inside the house when fire crews arrived.

ESA Bush/Grass fire – ADVICE

ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a grass and bush fire burning between Pine Island and Point Hut Crossing.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

There are five units on scene.

There are no properties under threat.

The fire is located on the western side of the Murrumbidgee River.

The fire is approximately 5 metres by 10 metres in size and is being controlled.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is HIGH.

Fires burning in HIGH conditions can be controlled.

Well prepared and actively defended houses can offer safety during a fire.

Embers may be blown ahead of the fire.

Spot fires can occur close to the main fire.

For your survival leaving is the best option. You should relocate to the location identified in your Bushfire Survival Plan.

The ESA advises you to monitor the situation for any changes through local ACT media outlets, the ESA website www.esa.act.gov.au, ESA Twitter account @ACT_ESA, ESA Facebook account @ACT Emergency Services Agency, the national version of the Fires Near Me mobile device App or by calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

This advice should be read in conjunction with current weather conditions. Current weather observations can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/act/observations/canberra.shtml

Update – grass fire at Holt

The grass fire at Holt is now under control.

ACT Fire & Rescue resources are being released from the scene and being handed over to the ACT Rural Fire Service to dampen down the fire ground.

The fire is now at ADVICE level.

Advice – Grassfire Holt

There is a fire underway in the Holt area and smoke will be visible.

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service crews and tankers are in attendance. The fire is not yet in control.

A wind direction change event is currently being experienced in the area.

Residents are advised to remain indoors.

The reported fire in Latham is smoke from the Holt fire.