News Alerts

Hazard Reduction burn tonight at Fraser

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) Molonglo and Hall Brigades, will conduct a hazard reduction burn tonight, Wednesday 25 January, 2012, from 6.30pm till 10pm, weather permitting, at Mount Rogers Reserve, corner of Wickens Place and Bingley Crescent, Fraser.

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

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 J10.

Female patient treated for exhaustion

ACT Ambulance Service paramedics have this morning treated a female aged in her 20’s for exhaustion at the Mount Taylor Nature Reserve, Kambah.

Paramedics used a specialist 4WD ambulance to access the patient who had collapsed whilst jogging approximately 200 metres below the Summit of Mount Taylor.

The patient was then transported by ambulance to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

The crew was notified by a passer-by who called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 10.03am.

Update three on calls for help following storm activity

ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a further 30 calls for help today following last night’s storm activity.

ACTSES volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue crews have responded to today’s calls for help, mostly related to trees and branches across roads and pathways.

Minor damage reported.

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

Fyshwick hazard reduction burn postponed today

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) advise that today’s hazard reduction burn at the ActewAGL Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant on Dairy Road has been postponed.

Tomorrows hazard reduction burn at Calwell Hill will still go ahead as planned unless weather conditions determine otherwise.