News Alerts

8:08pm Friday 22 July 2011 – Canberra Centre fire forces evacuation

The ACT Fire Brigade has evacuated the first floor of the Canberra Centre tonight following a fire in the food court.

Firefighters responded to the sandwich shop after receiving reports of a deep fryer alight.

An employee was able to quickly extinguish the fire by placing a fire blanket over the appliance.

The area is now being ventilated before allowing customers back inside.

The ground floor of the centre is unaffected and trading as normal.

12:27pm Friday 22 July 2011 – Fire caused by cooking left

The ACT Fire Brigade is on scene at a small kitchen fire in Garran.

The Brigade responded immediately to the Robson Street unit after receiving an emergency triple zero call from a neighbour who heard a smoke alarm sounding off.

Crews gained entry on arrival and found food left cooking on a stove unattended.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and are now ventilating the property.

No one was home at the time. Only minor damage has been caused to the property.

The ACT Fire Brigade reminds the community to Don’t stop looking while you’re cooking.
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Small fire at Hyatt Hotel

The ACT Fire Brigade has evacuated a section of the Hyatt Hotel in Yarralumla tonight following a small fire.

Crews responded to the premises on Commonwealth Avenue to find a small electrical fire in a light fitting, located in the business centre, had already been extinguished.

The business centre and foyer of the hotel are currently evacuated while firefighters ventilate the area.

Small hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Yarralumla

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACT RFS) Rivers Brigade will conduct a small hazard reduction burn tomorrow from 12.00pm till 2pm, Saturday 30 April, 2011 weather permitting, at Attunga Point near the Canberra Yacht club on the eastern side of Lake Burley Griffin, Yarralumla.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard and provide a training opportunity for RFS volunteers.

Three tankers, and 10 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx two hectares.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L12. 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 2010 Canberra and region Yellow Pages phone directory.

Firefighter heroes receive special awards

ACT Fire Brigade Chief Officer Paul Swain today presented a series of awards to 45 firefighters from the ACT Fire Brigade at a special ceremony at the Forrest Fire Station and Canberra Museum.

To view the full media release, please click the link below.