ORRORAL VALLEY FIRE - ADVICE - 9AM 13.02.2020

Due to significant rainfall across the fireground, the status of the Orroral Valley Fire has changed to Patrol.

The fire is at a stage where firefighting resources are only required for patrol purposes and major re-ignition is unlikely.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at an ADVICE level bushfire warning.

Recent rainfall has not extinguished the fire, although milder temperatures and continued rain is greatly assisting fire suppression efforts.

The fire is now contained, meaning the whole fire perimeter is behind identifiable control lines.

An update will be provided every 24 hours, or if the situation changes.

Damage assessment teams have completed work on Corin Road following the impact of the Orroral Valley Fire in the area, and it is now safe for travel. The ACT Emergency Services Commissioner has approved its reopening to the public this afternoon. 

For up to date information on all road closures in the ACT, visit www.cityservices.act.gov.au 

 

The Orroral Valley Fire is at an ADVICE level bushfire warning.

Recent rainfall has not extinguished the fire, although milder temperatures and continued rain is greatly assisting fire suppression efforts.

The fire is now contained, meaning the whole fire perimeter is behind identifiable control lines.

An update will be provided every 24 hours, or if the situation changes.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at an ADVICE level bushfire warning.

Recent rainfall has not extinguished the fire, although milder temperatures and continued rain is greatly assisting fire suppression efforts.

The fire is now contained, meaning the whole fire perimeter is behind identifiable control lines.

An update will be provided every 24 hours, or if the situation changes.

 

The Orroral Valley Fire is at an ADVICE level bushfire warning.

Recent rainfall has not extinguished the fire, although milder temperatures and continued rain is greatly assisting fire suppression efforts.

The fire is now contained, meaning the whole fire perimeter is behind identifiable control lines. 

An update will be provided every 24 hours, or if the situation changes.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at ADVICE level bushfire warning.

Recent rainfall will not extinguish the fire, although milder temperatures and continued rain will greatly assist the fire suppression efforts.

The fire is now contained, meaning the whole fire perimeter is behind identifiable control lines. 

An update will be provided every 24 hours, or if the situation changes.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at ADVICE level bushfire warning.

Recent rainfall will not extinguish the fire, although milder temperatures and continued rain will greatly assist the fire suppression efforts.

The fire is now contained, meaning the whole fire perimeter is behind identifiable control lines. 

An update will be provided every 24 hours, or if the situation changes.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at ADVICE level bushfire warning.

Recent rainfall will not extinguish the fire, although milder temperatures and continued rain will greatly assist the fire suppression efforts.

The fire is now contained, meaning the whole fire perimeter is behind identifiable control lines. Active firefighting and mop up to a depth of 100 metres width around the perimeter is proceeding. Active fire may be located inside the perimeter. 

An update will be provided by 9AM or if the situation changes.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at ADVICE level bushfire warning.

Recent rainfall will not extinguish the fire, although milder temperatures and continued rain will greatly assist the fire suppression efforts.

The fire is being controlled, meaning effective strategies are being implemented and planned for the entire perimeter of the fire.

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) is taking this time to plan and prepare for containment operations that will take place later this week.

An update will be provided by 4PM or if the situation changes.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at ADVICE level bushfire warning.

The fire is being controlled, meaning effective strategies are being implemented and planned for the entire perimeter of the fire.

Milder temperatures and an increase in humidity are assisting in fire suppression efforts. The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) is taking this time to plan and prepare for containment operations that will take place later this week.

An update will be provided by 9AM or if the situation changes.

>The Orroral Valley Fire is at an ADVICE level bushfire warning.

>The Orroral Valley Fire is being controlled, meaning effective strategies are being implemented and planned for the entire perimeter of the fire.

>The fire is over 86, 000 Ha in size.

>Milder temperatures and an increase in humidity are assisting in fire suppression efforts. The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) is taking this time to plan and prepare for containment operations that will take place later this week.

>Next update will be provided by 4PM or if the situation changes.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at an ADVICE level bushfire warning.

The Orroral Valley Fire is being controlled, meaning effective strategies are being implemented and planned for the entire perimeter of the fire.

The fire is approximately 86,562 Ha in size.

Milder temperatures and an increase in humidity are assisting in fire suppression efforts. ESA is taking this time to plan and prepare for containment operations that will take place next week.

There are no properties under threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you or your property are under threat.

Next update will be provided by 9AM or if the situation changes.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at an ADVICE level bushfire warning.

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) is pleased to advise that the status of the Orroral Valley Fire has been changed this morning from Out of Control to Being Controlled. This means that effective strategies are being implemented and planned for the entire perimeter of the fire.

The fire is approximately 86,562 Ha in size. The burnt perimeter size within the ACT remains at approximately 134 km; 60 km has been successfully extinguished, leaving 74 km of active fire edge.

There is still active fire in the area and residents need to remain vigilant.

Milder temperatures and an increase in humidity are assisting in fire suppression efforts.

Specialised teams continue to assess all roads and road closures as a priority, to re-open once deemed safe.

There are no properties under threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you or your property are under threat.

Next update will be provided by 4PM or if the situation changes.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at an ADVICE level bushfire warning.

  • The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) advises that there is still active fire in the area and residents need to remain vigilant.
  • The fire continues to burn out of control and is approximately 86,447 Ha in size.
  • Burnt perimeter size within the ACT remains at approximately 134 km, 60 km has been successfully extinguished, leaving 74 km of active fire edge.
  • Backburning will continue today in the Gibraltar Peak area, and smoke from these operations will be visible from southern suburbs of Canberra.
  • Milder temperatures and an increase in humidity are assisting in fire suppression efforts.
  • Specialised teams continue to assess all roads and road closures as a priority, to re-open once deemed safe.
  • There are no properties under threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you or your property are under threat.
  • The evacuation centre that has been open at Erindale College will close at 6pm tonight. It will not reopen unless the situation changes and it is required. 

Next update will be provided by 9AM or if the situation changes.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at an ADVICE level bushfire warning.

  • The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) advises that there is still active fire in the area and residents need to remain vigilant.
  • The fire continues to burn out of control and is approximately 85, 500 Ha in size.
  • Backburning will continue today in the Gibraltar Peak area, and smoke from these operations will be visible from southern suburbs of Canberra.
  • Milder temperatures and an increase in humidity are assisting in fire suppression efforts.
  • Specialised teams continue to assess all roads and road closures as a priority, to re-open once deemed safe.
  • There are no properties under threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you or your property are under threat.
  • Conditions could change and get worse.
  • Make sure you are prepared. Do not wait to see firefighters or signs of fire to act.

Next update will be provided by 4PM or if the situation changes.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at an ADVICE level bushfire warning.

  • The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) advises that there is still active fire in the area and residents need to remain vigilant.
  • The fire continues to burn out of control.
  • The size of the fire is approximately 84, 934 Ha.
  • The fire is most active on the western flank. Smoke from backburning being conducted along the northern flank may be visible to ACT residents.
  • Milder temperatures and an increase in humidity will assist with fire suppression efforts and tactical burning.
  • Specialised teams continue to assess all roads and road closures as a priority, to re-open once deemed safe.
  • There are no properties under threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you or your property are under threat.
  • Conditions could change and get worse.
  • Make sure you are prepared. Do not wait to see firefighters or signs of fire to act.

Next update will be provided by 9AM or if the situation changes.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at an ADVICE level bushfire warning.

  • The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) advises that there is still active fire in the area and residents need to remain vigilant.
  • The fire continues to burn out of control.
  • The size of the fire is approximately 84, 680 Ha.
  • Fire activity remains erratic on some parts of the fireground and is most active on the western flank.
  • Milder temperatures and an increase on humidity will assist with fire suppression efforts and tactical burning.
  • Specialised teams continue to assess all roads and road closures as a priority, to re-open once deemed safe.
  • The aim is to try and allow public access back into Tharwa Village as soon as possible.
  • There are no properties under threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you or your property are under threat.
  • Conditions could change and get worse.
  • Make sure you are prepared. Do not wait to see firefighters or signs of fire to act.

Next update will be provided by 4PM or if the situation changes.

The Orroral Valley Fire is at an ADVICE level bushfire warning.

  • The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) advises that there is still active fire in the area and residents need to remain vigilant.
  • The fire continues to burn out of control.
  • The size of the fire is approximately 80, 248 Ha.
  • Fire activity remains erratic on some parts of the fireground.
  • Firefighters are monitoring critical infrastructure including Mt. Tennant Tower, cultural assets in Orroral Valley and the solar farm on the ACT side of the Monaro Highway.
  • Specialised teams continue to assess all roads and road closures as a priority, to re-open once deemed safe.
  • The aim is to try and allow public access back into Tharwa Village as soon as possible.
  • Tactical property protection is currently taking place around the historic Westermans Hut in southern Namadgi.
  • There are no properties under threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you or your property are under threat.
  • Conditions could change and get worse.
  • Make sure you are prepared. Do not wait to see firefighters or signs of fire to act.

Next update will be provided by 9AM or if the situation changes.

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