ACT Fire and Rescue (ACTF&R) and ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) are in attendance at a car fire in the carpark of the Coles Building at Flinders Way in Manuka this evening.
The Orroral Valley Fire has been declared as ‘out’. This means there is no fire in the landscape.
The ACT Emergency Services Agency worked very closely with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) during recent bushfire events.
After 33 years working in emergency services, ACT Rural Fire Service Chief Officer Joe Murphy has recently announced he will retire in April 2020.
ACT Fire & Rescue and Aviation Rescue Fire Fighters are on scene at the recycling facility on Underwood Street, Beard.
Canberrans and those in surrounding NSW will see the Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT) known as ‘Bomber 912’ in the sky this afternoon between 12:30-1:30pm, weather dependant.
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted that severe thunderstorms including strong winds, heavy rainfall and hail are all possible across the ACT this afternoon.
Due to significant rainfall across the fireground, the status of the Orroral Valley Fire has changed to Patrol.
The Orroral Valley Fire is at an ADVICE level bushfire warning.
Volunteer ACT Rural Fire Service (ACT RFS) members acted quickly this afternoon when a member of the public went into cardiac arrest at Chisolm shops.