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Hazard reduction burn at Fyshwick tonight

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn tonight, Tuesday 7 February, 2012, weather permitting, at Fyshwick.

The ACTRFS Jerrabomberra Brigade will commence stage one of the burn on Dairy Road near the Monaro Highway from 6pm till 10pm, at the ActewAGL Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant.

Three heavy tankers, two light units, a command vehicle and 20 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx three hectares.

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.

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

Update on fire in city building extinguished

Fire started when plastics on a stove top ignited.

Minimal damage.

Fire was in a residential apartment on the sixth floor.

Two fire pumpers on scene with the Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform, the Breathing Apparatus van and a Command vehicle.

Crews alerted following an Automatic Fire Alarm at 1.28pm.

Fire in city building extinguished

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in a building on Moore Street, City.

Building occupants safely evacuated from the “Globe on Moore” building.

ACT Fire & Rescue crews currently conducting ventilation and air monitoring operations.

Update to follow.

Update on burst water main causes damage to home

ACT Fire & Rescue will soon depart the scene.

The two bedroom house suffered flooding throughout the home.

The ceiling collapsed in one bedroom with minor damage to the ceiling in the second bedroom. Firefighters drilled some holes in the ceiling of the second bedroom to release the water pressure.

Estimated damage $40,000.

Burst water main causes damage to home

ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at Mantle Street, Forde, attending to a burst water main.

Water has damaged a front yard of a house and caused significant water damage to the residence.

Crews have used an excavator to divert the water flow away from the house and have worked with ACTEW to isolate the water.