News Alerts

3:05pm Sunday 4 September 2011 – Grass fire in Conder

ACT Fire Brigade on scene of a grass fire behind Montgomery Place, Conder.

No threat to any property.

Estimated size of grass fire 20 metres x 50 metres.

ACT Rural Fire Service has also been called to assist in extinguishing the grass fire.

8:50am Sunday 4 September 2011 – Hazard Reduction burn today at Royalla

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) Guises Creek Brigade will assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn today, Sunday 4 September, 2011, weather permitting, from 10am till 5pm, on the property of “The Schools”, Monaro Highway, Royalla.

Two tankers, one light unit and 15 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 10 hectares.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard with the removal of accumulated fuel.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L16.

The ACT Handy Map can be found by clicking on the link on the Bushfires Home page of the ESA website, or on the inside back cover of the 2011/12 Canberra and region Yellow Pages phone directory.

10:15am Saturday 3 September 2011 – Three Hazard Reduction burns in the ACT this weekend

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct three hazard reduction burns this weekend in the ACT.

Today, Saturday 3 September, 2011, the ACTRFS Gungahlin and Southern Districts Brigades will conduct hazard reduction burns at the Gungahlin Eucalypt Plantation and at Castle Hill weather permitting.

The Gungahlin Eucalypt Plantation burn will commence from 2pm-5pm, north of the new suburb of Bonner.

Two heavy tankers, one medium unit, one light unit and 12 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 10 hectares.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the Gungahlin burn is L8.

Also today, the Southern Districts Brigade will assist a private landholder in the Castle Hill burn from 10.30am.

Two medium units, one light unit and 10 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 10 hectares.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the Castle Hill burn is J16.

Tomorrow, Sunday 4 September, 2011, weather permitting, from 10am till 5pm, the ACTRFS Guises Creek Brigade will assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn on the property of “The Schools”, Monaro Highway, Royalla.

Two tankers, one light unit and 15 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 10 hectares.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L16.

The ACT Handy Map can be found by clicking on the link on the Bushfires Home page of the ESA website, or on the inside back cover of the 2011/12 Canberra and region Yellow Pages phone directory.

The purpose of all three burns is to reduce a fire hazard with the removal of accumulated fuel.

8:45pm Friday 2 September 2011 – Single garage destroyed by fire

ACT Fire Brigade has extinguished a garage fire on Sanderson Close, Flynn.

The single six metre x nine metre metal garage has been destroyed by fire. Estimated damage $20,000.

No damage to neighbouring structures and no-one home at time of fire.

Crews alerted by an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 7.21pm.

Three fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van and a command vehicle on scene.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are underway.

2:00pm Friday 2 September 2011 – Three Hazard Reduction burns in the ACT this weekend

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct three hazard reduction burns this weekend in the ACT.

Tomorrow, Saturday 3 September, 2011, the ACTRFS Gungahlin and Southern Districts Brigades will conduct hazard reduction burns at the Gungahlin Eucalypt Plantation and at Castle Hill weather permitting.

The Gungahlin Eucalypt Plantation burn will commence from 2pm-5pm, north of the new suburb of Bonner.

Two heavy tankers, one medium unit, one light unit and 12 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 10 hectares.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the Gungahlin burn is L8.

Also,tomorrow, the Southern Districts Brigade will assist a private landholder in the Castle Hill burn from 10.30am.

Two medium units, one light unit and 10 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 10 hectares.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the Castle Hill burn is J16.

On Sunday 4 September, 2011, weather permitting, from 10am till 5pm, the ACTRFS Guises Creek Brigade will assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn on the property of “The Schools”, Monaro Highway, Royalla.

Two tankers, one light unit and 15 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 10 hectares.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L16.

The ACT Handy Map can be found by clicking on the link on the Bushfires Home page of the ESA website, or on the inside back cover of the 2011/12 Canberra and region Yellow Pages phone directory.

The purpose of all three burns is to reduce a fire hazard with the removal of accumulated fuel.