News Alerts

30 calls for help following storm activity

ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received 30 calls for help following tonight’s storm activity.

ACTSES volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue crews have responded to minor flooding with leaking roofs.

Majority of calls from the Tuggeranong Valley.

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

Two hazard reduction burns in the ACT this weekend

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct two hazard reduction burns this weekend in the ACT weather permitting.

Tomorrow, Saturday 21 January, 2012, the ACTRFS Jerrabomberra, Hall, and Rivers Brigades will conduct a hazard reduction burn on Dairy Road, Fyshwick, near the Monaro Highway from 10am till 6pm, at the ActewAGL Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant.

Three heavy tankers, two medium units, three light units, three command vehicles and 35 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx six 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.

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

On Sunday 22 January, 2012 the ACTRFS Guises Creek, Tidbinbilla and Southern Brigades will conduct a hazard reduction burn, at Calwell Hill, near O’Connor Circuit, Calwell, from 10am till 6pm.

Four heavy tankers, one medium unit, one light unit, a command vehicle and 30 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx five hectares in size.

The purpose of the burn is to remove a fuel hazard and a training opportunity for volunteers.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K15.

Apartment fire in Dickson

ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at an apartment fire on Majura Ave, Dickson.

Fire has been extinguished.

Two bedroom apartment is in a three unit, single storey complex and was unoccupied.

Extensive fire and smoke damage to apartment estimated at $100,000 with smoke damage only to adjoining two apartments.

Only one adjoining apartment was occupied. The residents safely self evacuated and called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 4.53am.

Three fire pumpers on scene, the Breathing Apparatus Van and a command officer.

Cause of fire undetermined and will be investigated by ACT Fire & Rescue Fire Investigators.

ACT Ambulance Service also on scene to support operations.

Fyshwick hazard reduction burn postponed

The ACT Rural Fire Service would like to advise that tonight’s hazard reduction burn at the ActewAGL Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant on Dairy Road has been postponed.

The hazard reduction burn at Ngunnawal at this stage will still go ahead as planned, unless weather conditions determine otherwise.