News Alerts

Hazard Reduction Burn tomorrow Wanniassa and Camp Cottermouth

The ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) will conduct two controlled burns tomorrow, Friday 24 January 2012 weather permitting, at Wanniassa Hills and Camp Cottermouth.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is Wanniassa Hills K14 and Camp Cottermouth I13.

For more information on the burn visit www.tams.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Hazard Reduction Burn in Stromlo Forest Park

ACT Parks and Conservation Service is planning to undertake a Hazard Reduction Burn tomorrow, Friday 24 February 2012, weather permitting.

The burn will commence at approximately 12:00am at Stromlo Forest Park.

One heavy tanker, one compressed air foam system (CAFS), one light unit, 1 command vehicle and fifteen personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approximately thirteen hectares.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J12

Update – Fire extinguished in Mawson apartment

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics treated a 55 year old man for smoke inhalation and transported him to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Fire extinguished in Mawson apartment

ACT Fire & Rescue has evacuated a small number of people from an apartment complex in Mawson because of a fire.

Crews responded to the Heard Street complex with three fire pumpers and commander.

Firefighters arrived to find a fire in the kitchen of the second floor apartment which they quickly extinguished.

Crews are now ventilating the property before allowing residents back inside.

Fire training exercise in Narrabundah tomorrow

ACT Fire & Rescue (ACT F&R) will conduct a Fire Investigation Training exercise tomorrow, Thursday 23 February 2012, at 5 Nyeena Place Narrabundah, between 10:00am and 3:00pm.

The training exercise will involve the extinguishment of a number of small fires contained to a single room within the house to assist ACT F&R by providing a realistic training opportunity for firefighters.

The fires will then be investigated using the latest fire investigation techniques by trainee fire investigators. This will enable the firefighters to develop their investigative skills in a number of different areas.

ACT F&R will have appropriate safety measures in place to ensure there is no impact on neighbouring properties.