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.

3:35pm Friday 23 September 2011 – Two hazard reduction burns in the ACT tomorrow

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct two hazard reduction burns tomorrow, Saturday 24 September, 2011 weather permitting, surrounding Uriarra village and Royalla.

The Uriarra burn will commence from 10am till 3pm, near Brindabella Road surrounding the settlement of Uriarra.

Four heavy tankers, two medium units, one light unit and 25 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 30 hectares.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the Uriarra burn is H12.

Also tomorrow, from 9am till 4pm, the ACTRFS Guises Creek Brigade will assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn on the property of “The Schools”, Monaro Highway, Royalla.

One tanker, one light unit and 9 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 10 hectares.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L16.

The ACT Handy Map can be found by clicking this link, or on the inside back cover of the 2011/12 Canberra and region Yellow Pages phone directory.

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

10.20pm Thursday 22 September 2011 – Small kitchen fire extinguished at Dickson restaurant

ACT Fire Brigade has extinguished a small kitchen fire at El Dorado’s restaurant, Badham Street, Dickson.

Fire occurred in a deep fryer and was contained to the kitchen.

No damage to kitchen.

Approx 35 staff and guests safely self evacuated and have now been permitted to return back inside.

Two fire pumpers and a command vehicle on scene.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 9.14pm.