News Alerts

3:56pm Wednesday 3 August 2011 – Hazard reduction burn in Oxley

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate will tomorrow conduct a hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Oxley Hills.

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

The ACT Handy Map can be found on the inside back cover of the Canberra and region Yellow pages phone directory.

For more information on the burn go to the TAMSD website www.tams.act.gov.au

8:55pm Tuesday 2 August 2011 – Update three – House fire in Banks

Firefighters completely extinguished the fire by 7:30pm.

A crew will remain on scene overnight.

ACT Fire Brigade fire investigators will begin examining the scene tomorrow to determine the cause.

The initial estimated damage bill has been increased to $600,000.

6:11pm Tuesday 2 August 2011 – Update two – House fire in Banks

Firefighters are expected to work well into tonight to ensure the fire is fully extinguished.

The house has been completely destroyed. The initial damage estimate is $400,000.

The cause will be investigated.

The ACT Fire Brigade was originally alerted to the fire around 5pm by multiple emergency triple zero calls.

5:35pm Tuesday 2 August 2011 – House fire in Banks

ACT Fire Brigade are battling a house fire in Banks.

A male occupant and three children safely evacuated the single level brick veneer home in Brittlebank Circuit as the flames engulfed the property.

Multiple units are on scene.