The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn tonight, Thursday 22 September, 2011, weather permitting, from 6.30pm till 9.30pm, on Jerrabomberra Ave, near Narrabundah Lane, Symonston.
Three tankers, two light units and 14 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx half a hectare.
The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard with the removal of accumulated fuel.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L13.
The ACT Handy Map can be found by clicking on the link of the Bushfires Home page of this website, or on the inside back cover of the 2011/12 Canberra and region Yellow pages phone directory.
ACT Fire Brigade currently on scene at Batchelor Street, Torrens at a gas leak.
A 25mm gas line has been ruptured by workman and ACT Fire Brigade are currently isolating the leak.
Contractors will soon be on site to repair the leak.
No evacuations and no immediate threat to people or property.
ACT Fire Brigade have extinguished a small stove top fire in a unit at Strathgordon Court, Melrose Drive, Lyons.
No evacuations required.
Crews were notified by an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 12.13pm by a neighbour who heard a ringing smoke alarm.
No damage to the unit.
ACT Fire Brigade forced entry into the unit, removed and treated the sole female occupant before ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics continued treatment for smoke inhalation and then transported the patient to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.
ACT Fire Brigade would like to remind the community to don’t stop looking while you’re cooking.
ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Ambulance Service have been on scene of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Yamba Drive and Beasley Street, Isaacs.
ACT Fire Brigade used hydraulic tools to release a female passenger from one of the vehicles.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have transported a male and a female to The Canberra Hospital, both aged in their 20’s with minor injuries and in a stable condition.
The ACT Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (ESDD) is now managing the recovery of Mitchell following last week’s factory fire.
For information on the recovery go to the ESDD website www.environment.act.gov.au