News Alerts

Hazard reduction burn tonight – Pialligo Ave

ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a hazard reduction burn tonight, Thursday 09 August 2018.

Dependent on suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions the burn will be undertaken at 540 Pialligo Avenue, Majura, (near Fairbairn Pines) from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. The total size of the burn is nine hectares.

Fire tankers and support vehicles will remain onsite for the duration of the burn, departing once the burn area has been deemed blacked out.

The aim of the burn is to reduce the biomass of invasive African Lovegrass and to improve ecosystem health.

For information on all active burns in the ACT please check the ESA Incidents Map on the ESA website.

To find out more about how to stay safe and well if there is smoke in your area visit

Update – garage fire – Kambah

Firefighters have contained and extinguished the fire in the garage. Nearby property was unaffected.

An unattended heater was determined as the cause.

ACT Fire & Rescue urge the community to keep heaters well clear of items that might burn. A minimum of one metre clearance from clothes, bedding furniture, curtains and other combustibles is required to make your home safe.

ACT Ambulance Service assessed one patient on scene. No one was transported to hospital.

Garage fire – Kambah

ACT Fire & Rescue is working to extinguish a fire in a detached garage on Dale Circuit, Kambah.

Dale Street has been closed as a precaution. The public is advised to avoid the area.

Update to follow.

Partial road closure – Drake Brockman Drive

ACT Emergency Services Agency advises of upgrade works to the Molonglo ACT Rural Fire Service Station that will affect Drake Brockman Drive near Kingsford Smith Drive, tomorrow (Thursday 9 August) from 9:30am-4:00pm.

The road will remain open. Reduced speed limits will apply.

Please drive with care if passing the area and follow the direction of traffic controllers on site.

Road crash – Gungahlin

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service responded to a crash involving a car and a truck at the intersection of The Valley Avenue and Gungahlin Drive at approximately 12pm.

Firefighters extricated one patient from the car and made the scene safe.

Intensive Care Paramedics stabilised and treated the patient on scene before transporting to the Canberra Hospital.

ACT Policing are on scene managing traffic and advised the community to avoid the area if possible.