News Alerts

Hazard reduction burn – Paddy’s River

The ACT Rural Fire Service will be conducting a hazard reduction burn starting at approximately 5pm today, Tuesday February 28.

The burn will take place over 60 hectares at a property called “Lambrigg” on Tidbinbilla Road in the Paddy’s River area.

Residents in Canberra’s south may see some smoke in the area as a result.

Crews will be on the scene throughout and are expected to complete operations by 10pm.

Gas leak in Turner

ACT Fire & Rescue is currently attending a small gas leak in Turner.

Crews were alerted to the incident on the corner of Moore and Gould Streets at 10:27am when contractors struck a gas pipe during digging work.

Lines are being clamped to seal-off the rupture, and atmospheric monitoring will be conducted by Hazmat teams before the public is allowed to return to the area.

Update five – ADVICE – Grass fire near Cotter River

The ACT Rural Fire Service has now brought a grass fire burning along Warks Road under control.

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

Crews conducted back burning operations last night. Today there will be 9 trucks and 2 dozers on scene.

The fire is approximately 17 hectares in size.

Update four – ADVICE – Grass fire near Cotter River

The ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are working to extinguish a grass fire burning along Warks Road near Brindabella Road.

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

There are twenty units, two dozers and two water bombing aircraft on scene. The helicopters will return to ESA Helibase at Hume within the next 30 minutes.

The fire is approximately 17 hectares in size and is within containment lines. Firefighters are conducting back burning operations to strengthen containment lines.

ACT Fire & Rescue crews will shortly leave the incident. ACT Rural Fire Service units will work overnight, with a shift change over scheduled for 6am.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is LOW-MODERATE.

Fires burning in LOW-MODERATE conditions can be easily controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT.

Update three – ADVICE – Grass fire near Cotter River

The ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are working to extinguish a grass fire burning along Warks Road near Brindabella Road.

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

There are 20 units on scene with two water bombing aircraft.

The fire is now approximately 15 hectares in size and is being controlled.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is LOW-MODERATE.

Fires burning in LOW-MODERATE conditions can be easily controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT.