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140 participate in Darren Wall ACT Emergency Services Heart Challenge

ACT Fire & Rescue Chief Officer Paul Swain has thanked the 140 participants (not including children and pets) who took part in yesterday’s Darren Wall ACT Emergency Services Heart Challenge at Kings Park, Lake Burley Griffin.

The winner was Intensive Care Paramedic Gavin Godkin from the ACT Ambulance Service in a time of 15 minutes 53 seconds for the 4.7km course.

$5570 has been raised so far from the event for the Heart Foundation.

Donations can still be made at http://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/darrenwallchallenge2012

Black Mountain controlled burn postponed to tomorrow

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) has postponed today’s controlled burn in bushland within the Black Mountain Nature Reserve, adjacent to Belconnen Way and Barry Drive.

The burn will now occur tomorrow, Tuesday 8 May, 2012, weather permitting.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K11.

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

Controlled burn tomorrow in Black Mountain Nature Reserve

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will conduct a controlled burn tomorrow, Monday 7 May, 2012, weather permitting, in bushland within the Black Mountain Nature Reserve, adjacent to Belconnen Way and Barry Drive.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K11.

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

ACT Ambulance Service treat two car accident victims in Curtin

Two woman have been taken to hospital in stable conditions after an accident in Curtin tonight.

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the two car collision on the corner of Heysen and Devonport Streets just after 6 0’clock.

Crews arrived to find two injured female patients. One was trapped by confinement and cut free by firefighters.

Both women were assessed on scene, one for minor injuries and the other for suspected neck and chest injuries then transported to The Canberra Hospital.

Update – Woden hotel evacuated

Firefighters have confirmed there is no fire.

Guests have now been allowed back into the building on Melrose Drive.