News Alerts

Cooking oil spill in Kingston

A laneway has been blocked off in Kingston following an oil spill.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in Highgate Lane off Jardine Street just after 11 o’clock this morning.

Fire crews arrived to find approximately 350 litres of cooking oil had come off the truck onto the road and into a nearby drain.

The HAZMAT crew and one fire truck are one scene applying sand and absorbent on the spill.

The EPA and Transport Canberra adn City Services are also in attendence.

Fire at historic city building

Firefighters have extinguished a fire at Gorman House in Braddon.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident on Ainslie Avenue just after 4:30 this morning.

Multiple fire crews responded and quickly extinguished the fire preventing any major damage to the historic building.

Firefighters are currently ventilating smoke from the structure and undertaking atmospheric monitoring.

The cause will be investigated.

Black Mountain bushfire quickly extinguished

Firefighters are mopping up after extinguishing a bushfire on Black Mountain Peninsula.

ACT Fire Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident on Lady Denman Drive at 6:15pm.

They responded immediately with one fire truck and light unit along with a heavy tanker front m the ACT Rural Fire Service.

Fire crews were able to quickly put out the fire which measured approximately 10 metres x 50 metres.

Pile burn at Majura today

The ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a small pile burn at Majura this afternoon.

The burn, conducted by the ACTRFS Gungahlin Brigade will take place at the Glendale Property on Majura Summit Road from 12:00pm.

There will be two fire trucks and one command vehicle on site for the burn.

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 ACT 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.

Update six – Pialligo building fire

The fire has been extinguished.

One fire crew will remain on scene overnight.

Fire investigators will commence their work on finding the cause tomorrow.