News Alerts

Kambah Hazard Reduction Burn

ACT Parks and Conservation Service is planning to undertake a Hazard Reduction Burn tomorrow, Friday 16 February 2012, weather permitting.

The burn will commence at approximately 10:00am near Bissenberger Crescent, Kambah.

One heavy tanker, two light units and ten personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approximately one hectare.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K14.

Update – Fire on Sheppard Street, Hume

ACT Fire & Rescue have extinguished a fire believed to have started in a conveyer belt, at a paper recycling business in Hume.

Eight employees self evacuated from the building during the incident.

ACT Intensive Care Paramedics are treating two patients for smoke inhalation, both are in a stable condition.

Investigation into the cause of the blaze will continue.

Fire on Sheppard Street, Hume

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are currently responding to a fire on Sheppard Street, Hume.

Multiple persons have been evacuated from the area.

Update to follow.

Hazard Reduction Burn, Stromlo Forest Park

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a Hazard Reduction Burn tomorrow night, Thursday 16 February 2012, weather permitting, at Stromlo Forest Park.

The ACTRFS Rivers Brigade will commence the burn from 7:00pm – 11:00pm.

Six heavy tankers and 30 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approximately ten hectares.

The ACT Handy Map reference for the location of the burn is J12.

Final Update on MVA in Bonython

ACT Fire & Rescue have removed both doors of a vehicle to extricate a trapped elderly women.

ACT Ambulance Service are transporting the women to The Canberra Hospital with suspected chest injuries.

A second women aged approximately in her 20’s has also been transported to The Canberra Hospital with injury to her lower legs. Both patients transported in a stable condition.