News Alerts

House fire in Forrest

ACT Fire & Rescue is working to extinguish a house fire in Forrest.

Multiple resources are on scene at the incident on Mugga Way.

Mugga Way between Flinders Way and Melbourne Avenue is currently blocked to all traffic.

Please avoid the area.

Update to follow.

Update – Industrial Fire in Beard

Firefighters have extinguished the fire at a scrap metal and tire yard in Beard.

Workers onsite are believed to have unintentionally caused the fire when compressing old vehicles that still had quantities of fuels or oil in them.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious.

Industrial Fire – Beard

ACT Fire & Rescue is working to extinguish a fire on Underwood Street in Beard.

Resources were called to the scene at approximately 3:40pm.

The fire has been contained and there is no risk to surrounding properties.

Update to follow.

ESA’s EPIC Exercise

Don’t be alarmed if you see crews from the ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) and ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) out at EPIC this weekend!

ACTAS will be testing their Mass Casualty Incident process in a joint exercise with ACTSES, who will be trialling their new ACTSES Ambulance Support Volunteer program.

ACTSES are going all out for the event and will even be practicing their moulage on the Australian Catholic University ‘victims’ who have volunteered to help out on the day.

The exercise is scheduled to kick off at 7:30am and run through until 2:30pm, and has been planned to ensure there is no disruption to operational capability.ESA_Media_Release_-_21_June_ACTAS_MCI_Exercise

Motor vehicle crash – Acton

Emergency services responded to a crash between a car and a motorcycle on Barry Drive at approximately 8:45am.

ACT Ambulance Service paramedics assessed one patient on scene and have transported them to Calvary Hospital in a stable condition.

ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters assisted to make the area safe.

ACT Policing are on scene directing traffic.

Delays are expected.