News Alerts

4:25pm Monday 15 August 2011 – Three controlled burns in the ACT tomorrow

The ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) will conduct three controlled burns tomorrow Tuesday 16 August, 2011, weather permitting, at Mt Rodgers in North Belconnen, Umbagong Regional Park in Latham and Oakey Hill near Lyons.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burns are J10 for the Mt Rodgers and Umbagong Park burns and K13 for the Oakey Hill burn.

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

For more information on the burn please visit www.tams.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

7:40pm Saturday 13 August 2011 – Small fire extinguished in clothes dryer at Kingston Hotel

ACT Fire Brigade on scene at the Kingston Hotel, Canberra Ave, Kingston following a small fire in a clothes dryer.

Fire has been extinguished.

Approx 100 staff and patrons have been evacuated as crews carry out ventilation and air monitoring.

Minimal fire damage confined to the room of origin in the bathroom.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics also on scene with no patients treated or transported to hospital and will remain on site as a precaution and to support ACT Fire Brigade.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 7.02pm.

11:12am Saturday 13 August 2011 – Hazard reduction burn today at Ingledene

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) in conjunction with the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS), are conducting a hazard reduction burn today 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.

8:15pm Friday 12 August 2011 – Single vehicle accident at Evatt

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated a 23-year-old male after a single vehicle accident on Carlile Street, Evatt.

Patient was treated for a dislocated shoulder with possible fractures to his leg and taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

7:18pm Friday 12 August 2011 – Update on two separate kitchen fires at Scullin and Hawker

ACT Ambulance Service Intensive Care Paramedics attended the fire at Scullin and treated three patients for smoke inhalation before transporting to Calvary Hospital in a stable condition. A male, female and three month old baby.

Food stuffs cooking on the stove that boiled over started both fires.

Significant damage to both kitchens with some smoke logging in the two dwellings.

Neighbouring units at Scullin have been evacuated as a precaution as ACT Fire Brigade carry out air monitoring.

The fire at Hawker was a town house with no other houses affected.

ACT Fire Brigade would like to remind the community don’t stop looking while you’re cooking.