News Alerts

5:03pm Wednesday 24 August 2011 – Grass fire near Tharwa extinguished

The ACT Rural Fire Service has extinguished a large grass fire south of Tharwa this afternoon.

The ACTRFS was alerted to the fire near the Cupacumbalong Woolshed on Nass Road just after 3:30pm.

A total of five fire units responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze which is believed to have started from a private landholder hazard reduction burn nearby.

Crews are currently mopping up.

4:10pm Wednesday 24 August 2011 – Controlled burn tomorrow at Mt Taylor

The ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) will conduct a controlled burn tomorrow, Thursday 25 August, 2011 weather permitting, at Mt Taylor, adjacent to Pearce and Chifley.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K13.

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

For more information on the burn please visit or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

12:02pm Wednesday 24 August 2011 – Man injured following roof accident

ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Ambulance Service on scene at Slessor Crescent, McKellar following a roofing accident on a residential home.

A resident of the single storey house has slipped on his roof, with ACT Fire Brigade crews using a rescue stretcher to lower the patient off the roof.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating the male aged approx in his 60’s, for a leg fracture and will soon transport to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

ACT Fire Brigade would like to remind the community to exercise caution whilst conducting maintenance work on roofs of structures.

9:08am Tuesday 23 August 2011 – ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics deliver baby boy at a Kambah home

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have delivered a baby boy this morning at a home at Kambah.

An Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was made at 7.20am by the patients partner. An ACT Ambulance Service Communications Call taker assisted with advice over the phone until intensive care paramedics arrived, to find the woman aged in her 30’s going into labour in a corridor at the home.

Intensive care paramedics successfully delivered the baby after some complications with the umbilical cord wrapped around the baby boy’s neck.

Both mother and baby are well and were taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.