News Alerts

Update two on mulch fire at National Arboretum

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) has knocked down the flames of the mulch fire which is expected to smoulder during the day.

10 personnel from the ACTRFS will remain on scene with an excavator, one heavy tanker, one light unit and one bulk water unit conducting mopping up operations.

Update on mulch fire on Tuggeranong Parkway

Update on mulch fire at National Arboretum.

The ACT Rural Fire Service has now contained the mulch fire to a three meter by 10 meter area.

An excavator, two heavy tankers, one light unit and a bulk water unit are still on scene continuing to extinguish all flames.

Mulch fire near Tuggeranong Parkway

The ACT Rural Fire Service is currently on scene at a three meter by nine meter mulch fire at the National Arboretum on the Tuggeranong Parkway.

Crews arrived on scene to find the mulch pile well alight.

Four heavy tankers and a bulk water unit are currently on scene to extinguish the fire.

Update to follow.

Baby girl born in back seat of car

The ACT Ambulance Service has assisted in the delivery of a baby girl in the back seat of a car.

The parents of the baby girl were on route to The Canberra Hospital when they were forced to pull over at the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Alinga Street, Canberra City, as the baby’s head had started to breach.

The father of the baby girl made an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 2:12am and was provided advice on how to assist in the delivery by an ACT Ambulance Service Communications Call Taker.

The baby girl was born minutes after the initial Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was received and post delivery advice was provided to the mother from an ACT Ambulance Service Communications Clinician.

A crew of two ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics arrived on scene a short time later.

Mother and baby were both transferred to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition. The baby girl, is the second daughter for the family.

Controlled burn tomorrow in Aranda

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will conduct a controlled burn tomorrow, Tuesday 27 March, 2012, weather permitting, in bushland adjacent to Bindubi Street, Aranda.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J11.

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