News Alerts

1:05pm Friday 29 July 2011 – Primary school safely evacuated because of smoke

Approximately 350 have been safely evacuated from Hughes Primary School following reports of smoke in the building.

The ACT Fire Brigade responded with multiple resources and found a faulty light fitting in the school library emitting smoke.

Firefighters are currently ventilating the area and will carry out atmospheric monitoring before allowing everyone back inside.

11:20pm Monday 25 July 2011- Final update on boat alight in Kambah

Firefighters have arrived on scene at Ammon Place, Kambah, to find a boat in the front yard of the property has been destroyed by fire. Parts of a car were also damaged in the blaze.

1 fire pumper attended the scene and extinguised the flames.

The occupants of the dwelling were evacuated from the property but have now been let back inside their home.

The ACT Fire Brigade has requested Police assistance to the scene.

11:00pm Monday 25 July 2011 – Boat alight in Kambah

The ACT Fire Brigade is responding to reports of a boat well alight in the front yard of a residential address in Ammon Place, Kambah.

Initial triple zero (000) call received at 10:45pm.

Update to follow.

House alight in Mawson

Firefighters expect to remain on scene for several hours damping down and checking for hot spots.

The cause will be investigated.

The initial damage estimate is $600,000.

The occupants have also asked nearby residents to keep a look out for a their cat who also safely evacuated from the fire but has not been seen since.