News Alerts

Light fitting in city building ruptured

ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at the Canberra House building on Marcus Clarke Street, City, investigating a light fitting which has been ruptured.

No sign of fire.

Approx 60 staff from level eight of the building have been evacuated as a precaution whilst crews carry out investigations.

Light was ruptured during maintenance work.

Update to follow.

Fire in kitchen extinguished at Gowrie

ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at a house fire on Castleton Crescent and Coningham Street, Gowrie.

Fire has been extinguished.

Firefighters forced entry to the home and found nobody inside.

Fire started on a stove with food stuffs left cooking unattended.

Minor damage with fire contained to the kitchen area. The three bedroom home sustained smoke logging.

Firefighters also on scene rescued a cat from the home to safety during firefighting operations.

Crews currently conducting air monitoring operations.

Three fire pumpers on the scene with the Breathing Apparatus Van, the specialist Hazardous Materials Unit and a Command Officer.

ACT Ambulance Service also on scene supporting operations with no injuries reported.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 5:04pm

Fire extinguished on gas stove in Isabella Plains

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire on a portable gas stove in a house on Muir Close, Isabella Plains.

On arrival, firefighters forced entry, found nobody inside the four bedroom house and extinguished the fire which was contained to the portable gas stove.

The house sustained smoke logging only and crews are currently conducting air monitoring operations.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 3.34pm.

Hazard reduction burn at Fyshwick tomorrow night

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn tomorrow, Thursday 2 February, 2012, weather permitting, at Fyshwick.

The ACTRFS Jerrabomberra Brigade will commence stage one of the burn on Dairy Road near the Monaro Highway from 6pm till 10pm, at the ActewAGL Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant.

Three heavy tankers, two light units, a command vehicle and 20 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx three hectares.

The purpose of the burn is to allow ActewAGL to assess the condition of the lagoon embankments at the Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant in order to accurately scope any required maintenance.

Pending weather conditions, this burn will be completed on Saturday 4 February, 2012.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L13.

Update on calls for help following wet and windy weather

ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received 14 calls for help today following the wet and windy weather.

ACTSES volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue crews have responded to leaking roofs as well as trees and branches across roads and pathways. SES volunteers have also attended a residence at Latham after a six metre tree had fallen onto a pergola that also damaged a telephone line. Minor damage reported.

Residents who require storm and flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.