News Alerts

Controlled burn tomorrow on Cooleman Ridge

The ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) will conduct a controlled burn tomorrow, Friday 21 October, 2011 weather permitting, on Cooleman Ridge, immediately south of the suburb of Chapman.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J13.

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

Two hazard reduction burns in the ACT tonight

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) Gungahlin Brigade will assist a private landowner with a hazard reduction burn tonight, Wednesday 19 October, 2011 weather permitting, at the property Elmgrove near the Gungahlin Eucalypt Plantation and to the north of Horse Park Drive, Gungahlin.

The burn will commence from 7pm till 10pm.

Two heavy tankers, one medium unit, one light unit and 16 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx one hectare.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K9.

Also tonight from 7pm, a private landholder will conduct a separate hazard reduction burn of a small pile of tree prunings on Beltana Road, Pialligo.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the Pialligo burn is M12.

For more information on the locations of tonight’s burns, refer to the ACT Handy Map which can also be viewed on the inside back cover of the 2011/12 ACT and Region Yellow Pages phone directory.

The purpose of both burns is to reduce a fire hazard with the removal of accumulated fuel.

Small suspicious grass fire extinguished at Mawson

ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Rural Fire Service have extinguished a grass fire near Bernacchi Street, Mawson.

Estimated size of grass fire 40 metres x six metres.

Crews are conducting mopping up operations and due to depart shortly.

Cause of fire deemed suspicious and handed to ACT Policing to investigate.

Multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls received from 2.42pm.

Small grass fire extinguished at Phillip

ACT Fire Brigade has extinguished a small grass fire on Yamba Drive, Phillip, near the Athletic Field.

Estimated size of small grass fire 20 metres x 10 metres.

Cause of fire was from a discarded cigarette butt.

An Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was made at 1.02pm by a passer-by whose quick actions allowed the ACT Fire Brigade to extinguish the small grass fire before it grew in size.

ACT Fire Brigade would like to remind the community to fully extinguish cigarette butts and discard in a proper manner.