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.