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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.

Two hazard reduction burns in the ACT tomorrow

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct two hazard reduction burns tomorrow, Thursday 19 January, 2012, weather permitting, at Fyshwick and at Ngunnawal.

The ACTRFS Jerrabomberra Brigade will commence stage one of the Fyshwick burn on Dairy Road near the Monaro Highway from 7pm till 10pm, at the ActewAGL Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant.

Two heavy tankers, two light units, a command vehicle and 15 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 250 square meters.

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. Pending weather conditions, this burn will be completed on Saturday morning 21 January, 2012.

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

Also tomorrow, from 6pm till 10pm, weather permitting, the ACTRFS Gungahlin Brigade will conduct a hazard reduction burn, at Ngunnawal Hills, near Marungul Avenue, Ngunnawal.

Two heavy tankers, one medium unit, one light unit, a command vehicle and 20 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx one hectare.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard and a training exercise for volunteers.

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