At approximately 3:30pm today, an aircraft working on the Orroral Valley Fire encountered turbulence causing 2,500 litres of retardant to be released on Parkes Way.

ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene and are working with the Environmental Protection Authority at the impacted area which includes the carpark at Rond Terrace and Anzac Parade at Rond Pond.

A number of vehicles may have been covered with a light pink dust. Anyone who has been directly affected is advised to wash their vehicle down with water.

The retardant is non-toxic and there is no immediate risk to the health and safety of people or property. If irritation occurs seek medical advice at your GP or walk-in centre. 

For further information please call Access Canberra on 13 22 81