News Alerts

10:00am Saturday 20 August 2011 – Recycling business fire

ACT Fire Brigade on scene at a large fire at a recycling business in West Belconnen.

Firefighters are working to extinguish the fire in a very large pile of mulch, timber and other materials.

Crews are also trying to prevent the fire from spreading to several prime movers parked nearby.

Update to follow.

10:50am Thursday 18 August 2011 – 11 calls for help following wet weather

ACT State Emergency Service volunteers and ACT Fire Brigade have received a total of 11 calls for help since 5pm yesterday following the wet weather.

Only minor damage reported with leaking roofs spread across the ACT.

Residents who need assistance can call the ACTSES on 132 500.

4:25pm Monday 15 August 2011 – Three controlled burns in the ACT tomorrow

The ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) will conduct three controlled burns tomorrow Tuesday 16 August, 2011, weather permitting, at Mt Rodgers in North Belconnen, Umbagong Regional Park in Latham and Oakey Hill near Lyons.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burns are J10 for the Mt Rodgers and Umbagong Park burns and K13 for the Oakey Hill burn.

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.

7:40pm Saturday 13 August 2011 – Small fire extinguished in clothes dryer at Kingston Hotel

ACT Fire Brigade on scene at the Kingston Hotel, Canberra Ave, Kingston following a small fire in a clothes dryer.

Fire has been extinguished.

Approx 100 staff and patrons have been evacuated as crews carry out ventilation and air monitoring.

Minimal fire damage confined to the room of origin in the bathroom.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics also on scene with no patients treated or transported to hospital and will remain on site as a precaution and to support ACT Fire Brigade.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 7.02pm.

11:12am Saturday 13 August 2011 – Hazard reduction burn today at Ingledene

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) in conjunction with the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS), are conducting a hazard reduction burn today till 4pm, Saturday 13 August, 2011, weather permitting at Ingledene, approx 15km south of Tharwa on Smiths Road in NSW.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard with the removal of accumulated fuel, and will be a joint operation with the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Seven tankers and 40 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 44 hectares.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K17. The ACT Handy Map can be found by clicking on the link on the Bushfires Home page of the ESA website, or on the inside back cover of the 2011/12 Canberra and region Yellow Pages phone directory.