News Alerts

8:40pm Monday 8 August 2011 – Update on house fire at Giralang

Fire has been extinguished. ACT Fire Brigade dampening down hot spots in the three bedroom house.

Fire started in a bedroom before spreading through the house.

Cause of fire undetermined at this stage.

Estimated damage $150,000.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 7.11pm.

8:00pm Monday 8 August 2011 – House fire at Giralang

ACT Fire Brigade currently on scene at a fire inside a house on Baracchi Crescent, Giralang.

Crews have the fire under control which is not yet fully extinguished.

No one was inside the single storey brick and tile house at time of fire and no neighbouring properties damaged.

Three fire pumpers, the breathing apparatus support vehicle, hazardous materials unit and a command vehicle on scene.

House has sustained significant damage.

Update to follow.

12:45pm Saturday 6 August 2011 – Update – Fire at Oaks Estate

Fire has been extinguished, crews now mopping up. The roof collapsed during firefighting operations.

Fire located in worker accommodation building at nursery which may have contained asbestos sheeting.

The ACT Fire Brigade advises any nearby residents with respiratory issues to remain inside.

Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance Service also on scene.

12:21pm Saturday 6 August 2011 – Fire at Oaks Estate

ACT Fire Brigade working to extinguish a fire in Hill Street Oaks Estate.

The building was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived on scene.

Firefighters have contained the fire and are now working on full extinguishment.

5:00pm Friday 5 August 2011 – Two hazard reduction burns this weekend

The ACT Rural Fire Service is conducting two hazard reduction burns this weekend.

Gungahlin Brigade is scheduled to conduct some small heap burning between 1:00pm and 5:00pm within the Lindsay Pryor Arboretum on the intersection of Lady Denman Drive and Barrenjoey Drive at Yarramundi Peninsula.

The ACT Handy Map reference for the burn is K12.

Guises Creek Brigade is scheduled to conduct a burn on a private property along the Monaro Highway at Royalla tomorrow and Sunday.

The ACT Handy Map reference for the burn is L16.

The ACT Handy Map can be found on the inside back cover of the Canberra and region Yellow pages phone directory.