News Alerts

11:57am Saturday 20 August 2011 – Update three – Recycling business fire

A total of 15 units from the ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Rural Fire Service are on scene at the Parkwood fire including the Bronto aerial appliance and Compressed Air Foam (CAFS) tankers.

Smoke from the fire is being blown away from residential areas in West Belconnen.

Crews have started pulling material off the burning pile as they work to extinguish the fire.

10:00am Saturday 20 August 2011 – Recycling business fire

ACT Fire Brigade on scene at a large fire at a recycling business in West Belconnen.

Firefighters are working to extinguish the fire in a very large pile of mulch, timber and other materials.

Crews are also trying to prevent the fire from spreading to several prime movers parked nearby.

Update to follow.

10:50am Thursday 18 August 2011 – 11 calls for help following wet weather

ACT State Emergency Service volunteers and ACT Fire Brigade have received a total of 11 calls for help since 5pm yesterday following the wet weather.

Only minor damage reported with leaking roofs spread across the ACT.

Residents who need assistance can call the ACTSES on 132 500.