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Nine calls for help following wet and windy weather

ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received nine calls for help this morning 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, with Canberra’s southern suburbs mostly affected.

Minor damage reported.

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

Apartment fire extinguished in Belconnen

A quick response tonight by ACT Fire & Rescue crews has prevented an apartment fire spreading to an adjoining property in Macquarie.

Several units responded to the Blaxcell Place home after receiving an emergency triple zero call just after 11 o’clock.

On arrival firefighters forced entry and conducted a search but found nobody inside.

They quickly extinguished the fire and contained it to the ground floor of the property.

The cause will be investigated.

Hazard Reduction burn at Fraser postponed

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) advise that tonight’s hazard reduction burn at Mount Rogers Reserve, Fraser has been postponed.

Hazard Reduction burn tonight at Fraser

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) Molonglo and Hall Brigades, will conduct a hazard reduction burn tonight, Wednesday 25 January, 2012, from 6.30pm till 10pm, weather permitting, at Mount Rogers Reserve, corner of Wickens Place and Bingley Crescent, Fraser.

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

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard and a training exercise for volunteers.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J10.

Female patient treated for exhaustion

ACT Ambulance Service paramedics have this morning treated a female aged in her 20’s for exhaustion at the Mount Taylor Nature Reserve, Kambah.

Paramedics used a specialist 4WD ambulance to access the patient who had collapsed whilst jogging approximately 200 metres below the Summit of Mount Taylor.

The patient was then transported by ambulance to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

The crew was notified by a passer-by who called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 10.03am.