News Alerts

3:49pm Thursday 22 September 2011 – Grass fire extinguished at Curtin

ACT Fire Brigade has extinguished a grass fire near Adelaide Ave, Curtin, opposite Deakin Oval near a stormwater drain.

Size of area burnt 30metres x 10metres.

No property damaged.

Crews notified following numerous Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls at 3.24pm.

Cause of fire undetermined at this stage.

10:20am Thursday 22 September 2011 – Hazard reduction burn tonight at Symonston

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn tonight, Thursday 22 September, 2011, weather permitting, from 6.30pm till 9.30pm, on Jerrabomberra Ave, near Narrabundah Lane, Symonston.

Three tankers, two light units and 14 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx half a hectare.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard with the removal of accumulated fuel.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L13.

The ACT Handy Map can be found by clicking on the link of the Bushfires Home page of this website, or on the inside back cover of the 2011/12 Canberra and region Yellow pages phone directory.

10:15am Thursday 22 September 2011 – Gas leak at Torrens

ACT Fire Brigade currently on scene at Batchelor Street, Torrens at a gas leak.

A 25mm gas line has been ruptured by workman and ACT Fire Brigade are currently isolating the leak.

Contractors will soon be on site to repair the leak.

No evacuations and no immediate threat to people or property.

1:28pm Wednesday 21 September 2011 – Female treated for smoke inhalation following stove top fire

ACT Fire Brigade have extinguished a small stove top fire in a unit at Strathgordon Court, Melrose Drive, Lyons.

No evacuations required.

Crews were notified by an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 12.13pm by a neighbour who heard a ringing smoke alarm.

No damage to the unit.

ACT Fire Brigade forced entry into the unit, removed and treated the sole female occupant before ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics continued treatment for smoke inhalation and then transported the patient to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

ACT Fire Brigade would like to remind the community to don’t stop looking while you’re cooking.