A private landholder will today conduct a small hazard reduction burn of one pile of vegetation on the property of “Winslade”, Cotter Road, Stromlo.
The purpose of the burn is the removal of accumulated fuel.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is I13.
ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service have been on scene at Belconnen Skate Park, Emu Bank, Belconnen attending to a male patient following an accident.
15-year-old male was initially unconscious.
ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics removed the patient from the skate park in a stretcher. Intensive care paramedics have treated the patient for minor injuries and are transporting him to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 1.28pm.
ACT Fire & Rescue have now departed the site where the fire took place and have handed the scene over to ANU security as final clean up operations have been concluded.
ACT Fire & Rescue are still on scene conducting atmospheric monitoring operations.
Investigation into the cause of the fire are still continuing. Initial assessments identified the cause of the fire to have started from a chemical experiment in a fume cupboard.
ACT Fire & Rescue continuing to carry out atmospheric monitoring and ventilation operations in building.