News Alerts

Hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Ngunnawal

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) Gungahlin Brigade, will conduct a hazard reduction burn tomorrow, Wednesday 18 January, 2012, from 6pm till 10pm, weather permitting, 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.

Three controlled burns tomorrow in the ACT

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services directorate (TAMS) will conduct three controlled burns tomorrow, Friday 13 January, 2012 weather permitting at Coppins Crossing in Belconnen, Gossan Hill Nature Reserve in Bruce and Urambi Hills Nature Reserve in Kambah.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for burns are J11 for the Coppins Crossing burn, K11 at the Gossan Hill Nature Reserve burn and J14 at the Urambi Hills Nature Reserve burn.

For more information on the burns visit www.tams.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Update – 24 calls for help following strong winds

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has now received a total of 24 calls for help as the result of strong winds this afternoon.

ACTSES units and ACT Fire & Rescue crews are responding to the calls right across the Territory.

10 jobs are currently outstanding.

There have been no reports of serious damage at this time.

ACT Fire & Rescue has also attended two motor vehicle accidents in Tuggeranong and a fallen tree on Northbourne Avenue which temporarily blocked all southbound lanes.

Anyone requiring emergency storm and flood help can call the ACTSES on 132 500.

Ten calls for help following strong winds

ACT State Emergency Service volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue have received 10 calls for help today due to strong winds.

Minor damage reported and widespread across the A.C.T. Most calls for trees and branches across roads and pathways, with two houses sustaining minor damage following trees on the roof at Downer and Gungahlin.

Residents who require assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

Controlled burn today at Gilmore

The ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) will conduct a controlled burn today, Tuesday 10 January, 2012 weather permitting, at Gilmore Hill, off Louisa Lawson Crescent, Gilmore.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K14.

For more information on the burn visit www.tams.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.