News Alerts

Six calls for help following storms

The ACT State Emergency Service has received six calls for help from the public as a result of today’s storm activity.

ACT SES volunteers and ACT Fire and Rescue crews have responded to trees and branches across roads and pathways and leaking roofs.

Minor damage reported.

Areas affected include Monash, Gilmore, Fadden and Watson.

As a result of the lightning strikes and storm activity some fire alarms have been activated in premises with some minor flooding. No fires were reported at those premises.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning across all areas of the ACT for the next two hours. Residents who require assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

Injured mountain bike rider

A 40-year-old male has been injured in a mountain bike accident in the Stromlo Forrest.

The mountain bike rider alerted the ACT Ambulance Service to his accident by calling Triple Zero (000).

Intensive Care Paramedics arrived on scene to find the patient in a stable condition with injuries to his face.

The ACT Ambulance Service will transport the injured mountain bike rider to the Canberra Hospital for further assessment.

Update three on house fire at Evatt

Fire has been extinguished.

Estimated $200,000 damage.

Some fire damage to the roof, with water and smoke damage to the three bedroom house.

Cause of fire to be investigated.

ACT Fire and Rescue firefighters rescued two dogs from the back yard during the blaze.

Update two on house fire at Evatt

ACT Fire & Rescue are entering the final phase of extinguishing the fire which is under control.

Fire has been contained to roof space only.

Update on house fire at Evatt

ACT Fire & Rescue still fighting to control the fire in the roof space.

No neighbouring properties under threat.

Update to follow.