News Alerts

4:50pm Friday 12 August 2011 – Hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Ingledene

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) in conjunction with the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS), will conduct a hazard reduction burn tomorrow from 10am till 4pm, Saturday 13 August, 2011, weather permitting at Ingledene, approx 15km south of Tharwa on Smiths Road in NSW.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard with the removal of accumulated fuel, and will be a joint operation with the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Seven tankers and 40 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 44 hectares.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K17. 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.

4:18pm Tuesday 9 August 2011 – ACTRFS seeking new members for Gungahlin Brigade

The ACT Rural Fire Service Gungahlin Brigade will be hosting an information evening tomorrow night for local residents who are interested in becoming a volunteer rural firefighter.

Attendees will be provided with an overview of what it is to be a volunteer rural firefighter in the ACT Rural Fire Service, the opportunities available to brigade members, equipment, training pathways and the recruitment process.

The information session will commence at 7:00pm at the Gungahlin Joint Emergency Service Centre on the corner Anthony Rolfe and Gozzard St Gungahlin.

For more information contact Lee Carmody on 0428 104 432.

8:40pm Monday 8 August 2011 – Update on house fire at Giralang

Fire has been extinguished. ACT Fire Brigade dampening down hot spots in the three bedroom house.

Fire started in a bedroom before spreading through the house.

Cause of fire undetermined at this stage.

Estimated damage $150,000.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 7.11pm.

8:00pm Monday 8 August 2011 – House fire at Giralang

ACT Fire Brigade currently on scene at a fire inside a house on Baracchi Crescent, Giralang.

Crews have the fire under control which is not yet fully extinguished.

No one was inside the single storey brick and tile house at time of fire and no neighbouring properties damaged.

Three fire pumpers, the breathing apparatus support vehicle, hazardous materials unit and a command vehicle on scene.

House has sustained significant damage.

Update to follow.

12:45pm Saturday 6 August 2011 – Update – Fire at Oaks Estate

Fire has been extinguished, crews now mopping up. The roof collapsed during firefighting operations.

Fire located in worker accommodation building at nursery which may have contained asbestos sheeting.

The ACT Fire Brigade advises any nearby residents with respiratory issues to remain inside.

Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance Service also on scene.