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Hazard reduction burns today at Tidbinbilla and Latham

A private land holder will conduct a hazard reduction burn today at Tidbinbilla.

The burn will commence at 11:30 on the Jibraltar View property on Tidbinbilla Road.

An area of 7 hectares of grass will be burned over several hours.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is I14.

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn this afternoon at Latham.

ACTRFS Molonglo Brigade expect to burn an area of approximately one-and-a-half hectares in Umbagong District Park during the afternoon.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J10.

Hazard reduction burn this afternoon at Stromlo

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn this afternoon at Stromlo Forest Park.

ACTRFS Rivers Brigade expect to burn an area of approximately 10 hectares during the afternoon.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L12.

Update three – Unit fire in Narrabundah

ACT Fire & Rescue have handed the building over to the property owner and departed the scene.

Half of the 12 unit building has been destroyed. The unit where the fire started because of fire and the other five due to extensive smoke and water damage.

Update two – Unit fire in Narrabundah

The fire has now been fully extinguished.

Fire crews are now beginning salvage operations.

The cause of the fire will be investigated.

Update – Unit fire in Narrabundah

Firefighters continue to work extinguishing the fire with the Bronto aerial appliance being used to remove roof sheeting to gain access to the fire from above the complex.

The unit has been completely destroyed with the adjoining one extensively smoke and water damaged.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated one man in his forties on scene for smoke inhalation and burns to his hands. He has been transported to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.