News Alerts

Controlled burn tomorrow in Aranda

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will conduct a controlled burn tomorrow, Tuesday 27 March, 2012, weather permitting, in bushland adjacent to Bindubi Street, Aranda.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J11.

For more information on the burn visit or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Eight injured in two car crash at Wanniassa

Eight people including five children have been taken to hospital following a two car accident at Wanniassa this afternoon.

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were called to the corner of Drakeford Drive and Tavner street just after 12:30pm.

Firefighters had to cut one patient out of each car who were both trapped by confinement.

Four intensive care ambulance crews treated and stabilised a total of eight patients on scene before transporting them all to The Canberra Hospital with minor injuries in stable conditions.

The patients ranged in aged from 5 to 50.

Fire extinguished in Day Spa and Hair dressing salon at New Acton

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in a clothes dryer in a hair dressing salon and day spa at Block B of the Acton heritage building, Diamant Hotel, Edinburgh Street, New Acton.

ACT Fire & Rescue has partially evacuated the area of approx 30 people as a precaution whilst crews carry out air monitoring and ventilation operations.

Crews notified following an Automatic Fire Alarm at 11.29am.

Two fire pumpers on scene with the Breathing Apparatus Van, the specialist Hazardous Materials Unit and a command vehicle.

Fire damage contained to the dryer only with some smoke damage and smoke logging to the remainder of the three storey building.

Update on fire in roof space at Chisholm Sports Club

Approx 100 patrons were evacuated as a precaution.

ACT Fire & Rescue due to depart scene shortly.

ACT Ambulance Service were also on scene supporting operations. No injuries reported.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 8.29pm.

Minimal damage to roof space only.

Cause of fire was an electrical fault in roof space.

Club will remained closed for the evening.