News Alerts

Fire in apartment at Banks

ACT Fire Brigade currently on scene at an apartment fire on Thomas Hart Street, Banks. Fire has been knocked down and crews currently conducting mopping up operations.

Three fire pumpers on scene with the Breathing Apparatus Support vehicle and a command vehicle. Hazardous Materials unit also on route.

No-one home at time of fire.

Top level of two storey apartment destroyed. Minor damage in roof space to adjoining unit.

Multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls received from 3.42pm.

Update to follow.

Update – Reports of smoke at Acton

Firefighters have extinguished a fire located on the ground floor of the building on Science Drive.

The fire was located in a lift motor.

A large amount of smoke has filled the building.

Fire crews are now ventilating the premises.

There were no occupants in the building when fire crews arrived.

Reports of smoke at Acton

The ACT Fire Brigade is on scene at CSIRO Taxonomy Building in Acton following reports of smoke coming from the building.

Update to follow.

Bushwalker taken to hospital with heat exhaustion

The ACT Ambulance Service has treated a male bushwalker this afternoon for heat exhaustion.

Intensive care paramedics stablised the patient on Black Mountain then transported him to Calvary Hospital in a stable condition.

The ACT Ambulance Service reminds bushwalkers to ensure they carry an adequate amount of water during hot weather.

Update – House fire in Ngunnawal

Firefighters have quickly extinguished the fire.

The fire was caused by a ruptured gas connection at the front of the house.

Only minimal damage to the property.