News Alerts

7:20pm Wednesday 28 September 2011 – City building evacuated

The ACT Fire Brigade has evacuated 80 people from a city residential building after receiving reports of a fire.

Firefighters responded tonight to the Avenue apartment complex on the corner of Moore Street and Barry Drive Turner to find smoke from burning food in an oven set off a smoke alarm.

Update to follow.

9:10pm Saturday 24 September 2011 – Small fire extinguished inside Gungahlin apartment

ACT Fire Brigade currently on scene at a small kitchen fire at the Abode Apartments, Gribble Street and Anthony Rolfe Avenue, Gungahlin.

Crews forced entry to the first floor apartment to extinguish the fire on a stove.

A nearby resident heard a ringing smoke alarm and called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 8.06pm.

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

Crews currently conducting atmospheric monitoring.

No evacuations.No-one inside the apartment at time of fire.

Apartment sustained minor smoke damage.

Investigations into the cause of the fire underway.

6.20pm Saturday 24 September 2011 – Injured paraglider and injured bushwalker taken to hospital in two separate incidents

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated a 60-year-old male at the Mount Taylor Nature Reserve for suspected spinal injuries after a paragliding accident.

The male patient has been taken to The Canberra Hospital in a serious condition. Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 3.30pm.

Intensive care paramedics have also used a specialist 4-W-D ambulance vehicle to access an injured bushwalker in the Orroral Valley, Namadgi National Park.

A rescue helicopter was used to fly the elderly female to the Canberra Hospital and treated for a minor hip injury.

Paramedics and ACT Policing are assisting the remaining bushwalking party in returning to their vehicle. The three adults and one child are uninjured.