News Alerts

Hazard Reduction Burn, Stromlo Forest Park

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a Hazard Reduction Burn tomorrow night, Thursday 16 February 2012, weather permitting, at Stromlo Forest Park.

The ACTRFS Rivers Brigade will commence the burn from 7:00pm – 11:00pm.

Six heavy tankers and 30 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approximately ten hectares.

The ACT Handy Map reference for the location of the burn is J12.

Final Update on MVA in Bonython

ACT Fire & Rescue have removed both doors of a vehicle to extricate a trapped elderly women.

ACT Ambulance Service are transporting the women to The Canberra Hospital with suspected chest injuries.

A second women aged approximately in her 20’s has also been transported to The Canberra Hospital with injury to her lower legs. Both patients transported in a stable condition.

Update on MVA on Drakeford Drive

ACT Fire & Rescue are preparing to extricate a women trapped in one of the vehicles.

Update to follow.

MVA on Drakeford Drive

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently responding to a motor vehicle accident, involving two cars at the intersection of Drakeford Drive and Isabella Drive, Bonython.

Update to follow.

Residential fire in Lyneham

ACT Fire & Rescue have extinguished a residential fire in a two story residence on Owens Street, Lyneham.

The fire was extinguished at 16:30 this afternoon after ACT Emergency Services were alerted to the blaze via multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls.

The fire is believed to have started on the lower floor. Smoke damage has been received to the upper floor of the residence. The damage bill is estimated to be in excess of $100 000.

One female patient has been transported to The Canberra Hospital by the ACT Ambulance Service with burns to 20% of her body and is being treated for smoke inhalation.

3 Fire pumpers, 1 Breathing Apparatus support vehicle, 1 Aerial support (Bronto) and 1 command vehicle responded to the incident.

Crews are still on scene conducting mop up operations and investigation into the cause of the fire has commenced.